Welcome to the official library for all registered Guidance College students. Guidance College maintains a sizable collection of Electronic Resources provided through The Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN).

LIRN provides students with access to databases in many fields of study. These databases offer the full-text of articles from thousands of journals. Many of these journals are peer reviewed. Registered students and faculty can access the LIRN from any computer with an internet connection.

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Undergraduate Resources:

The following sources can be used for research as you study for your Associates or Bachelor’s in Islamic Studies.


    • Library of Congress is an open source for those who are enrolled in the Political Science course
    • Islamic Heritage Project | Harvard Library is an open-source for books
    • Academia is an open source for multiple topics
    • Project Gutenberg is an open source for books
    • Hod Hood E-Library is an open-source for researching Islamic topics
    • Sage Journals is an open source for multiple topics
    • Oxford Academic Journals (Check your Sycamore portal for Login information – Available for Students ONLY)
    • BCcampus OpenEd is an open source for textbook
    • Directory of Open Access Journals: Philosophy, Psychology, & Religion
      The Directory of Open Access Journals was launched in 2003 at Lund University, Sweden, with 300 open access journals and today contains more than 10000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.
    • International Journal of Islamic Thought
      IJIT provides a unique peer-reviewed forum to postgraduate students, scholars, professors, and researchers in various topics within Islamic thought.
    • Tsaqafah
      A journal of Islamic civilization and culture, published by Universitas Darussalam Gontor.
    • Islamic Lifestyle Centered on Health
      A peer-reviewed journal focused on health and lifestyle from an Islamic perspective.
    • Theosophy: Journal of Mysticism, Sufism, and Islamic Thought
      Theosophy attempts to foster a better understanding of Sufism and Islamic thought, both locally and internationally.
    • Refleksi: Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Ushuluddin
      specializes in Qur’an and Hadith studies, Islamic Philosophy, and Religious studies, and is intended to communicate original research on these subject.
    • KADER Kelam Araştırmaları Dergisi
      An open-access journal on contemporary Islamic thought and theology.
    • Intellectual Discourse
      ID is a multi-disciplinary, flagship journal of the International Islamic University Malaysia, dedicated to the scholarly study of all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world. Particular attention is paid to works dealing with history, geography, political science, economics, education, psychology, sociology, law, literature, religion, philosophy, international relations, environmental and developmental issues.
    • Journal of Al-Tamaddun
      JAT publishes articles and research papers pertaining to history, civilization, thought, systems and development from an Islamic perspective in Malay, English and Arabic.
    • Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies
      JAIS is an international, peer-reviewed, open access, academic journal. It is also the world’s most widely read journal in the field of Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. The main aim of the journal is to promote the study of history, language, literature and culture through the publication of research articles.
    • Journal of Indonesian Islam
      The journal puts emphasis on aspects related to Islamic studies in an Indonesian context, with special reference to culture, politics, society, economics, history, and doctrines.

Master’s in Islamic Education Resources:

The following sources are available as research options while studying for the Master’s in Islamic Education

Master’s in Islamic Economics & Finance Resources:

The following sources are available as research options while studying for the Master’s in Islamic Economics & Finance:

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