Online Database

Online Database

The library also subscribes to a number of online databases. Electronic resources are accessible through the library’s online catalogue. The link to available e-resources and databases is in the main menu of catalogue. From there, you can login to your Athens/EBSCO account, browse Open Access resources or search catalogues of other libraries.

In order to login to your Athens/EBSCO account from off-campus or your own laptop, you will need your login details which were provided to you upon your induction. Should you experience any difficulties logging-in to Athens/EBSCO, please contact a member of staff.

Please note that most of the databases listed on this page are accessible from Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisation (AKU-ISMC) campus PCs only. To find out about using the AKU-ISMC Library,  please contact us​.​


  • Brill Online​
  • ​Encyclopaedia of Islam
  • Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān
  • Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
  • Index Islamicus
  • Encyclopaedia Iranica (Free access; available off-campus)
  • Banglapedia (Free access; available off-campus)