Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources


The Aga Khan Library subscribes to a wide range of online resources specialising in the humanities and social sciences.

These electronic resources provide 24/7 access to our library collection. Computers and mobile devices connected to the Aga Khan Centre networks offer automatic access to most of the resources we subscribe to. Access from home requires you to log in using your current Institute of Ismaili Studies or Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations account.

External researchers can access our electronic resources from specific computers within the library.

You can perform simultaneous searches in all electronic resources by entering search terms in the box above.



The following platforms offer access to hundreds of electronic books. Depending on the platform and publisher, you might need to install specific software before downloading an ebook.


These are subscriptions to relevant academic journals in the field of Islamic studies. We intend them to offer a broad geographical and thematic coverage.
The most recent print issues, and historical print runs of many journal titles, are available on the second floor of the Aga Khan Library.

Article Databases

These resources contain thousands of academic journals articles, professional magazines, scientific reports and working papers from a great range of international institutions and publishers.

Image Databases

This resource offers access to thousands of high-quality images for teaching or coursework. Please note that the licence for the product does not allow reuse of images for public, academic or commercial publication.

Reference Works

These materials offer access to a suite of tools for coursework and research. They also provide additional bibliographical resources for literature reviews.