The Arab World Geographer is a quarterly publication with articles of interest to all geographers in the Arab World. It is devoted to advancing geographical knowledge pertaining to the Arab World.

Users can access to this e-journal by searching through OPAC and click on the electronic access link and the access is via IP authentication. The online access commence from Vol 16 no. 1 (2013). However, users cannot access to the journal archive.

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Apart from facebook; there are three (3) new social media added in connecting to our clients’. So, joint us to update yourself with library facilities, services etc… 

social media

LIbrary Press Display

The Library has subscribed to the new online newspapers commencing November 2013 ~ LIBRARY PRESS DISPLAY. It provides instant online access to today’s newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format and covers 200 online news papers from 100 countries in 60 languages. Users may select the newspaper title alphabetically or by country and language. News search can limited by period – “this week”, “this month”, “last 3 days” and “anytime”. Users may use the “advanced search” feature to get more specific results.

If you want to access to this database, go to the IIUM Library website, go the online databases list & click the Library Press Display

Open Sources on Islamic City

Are you in the midst of looking for information on Islamic City? Click on the following link, Dr Spahic shares these usefull links :

What Makes a City Islamic

Significance of the Rock (Sakhrah) inside the al-Aqsa Mosque

Printed Books on Architecture

Books on architecture can be found in various location throughout the Library’s collection. However, they are mainly housed on 4th floor of the library. The followings are some of the Library of Congress classification numbers, which lead to the material on these subject :

  • Architecture : NA 1 – 9428….
  • Islamic Architecture : NA 380….
  • Drawing & Design : NC 1 – 1940….
  • Medical centers – design : RA 960 – 1000
  • Buildings construction : TH 1 – 9745
  • Home economics – hotels, clubs, restaurants etc design : TX 901- 946
  • Landscape architecture : SB472…


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Accreditation visit for Bachelor of Quantity Surveying Programme, Department of Quantity Surveying, KAED

On 7th December 2012, panels from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RCIS) headed by Mr. Bill Jones, Director, ASEAN (Singapore) have visited IIUM Library. This visit is for Department of Quantity Surveying, KAED for the renewal of Accreditation. During the visit, there were briefing and tour on library collection, services, and facilities, and also briefing on IIUM Library Website and IIUM Library Facebook as medium of communication to library users.

Library information has been compiled in the following fact sheet ~ Fact Sheet (QS)

List of Printed Books on Quantity Surveying

Books on quantity surveying are located at Level 1, 3 & 4 of the IIUM Library building. Click on the link below to retrieve list of printed books on Quantity Surveying according to subject.

Subject :

List of Online Databases on Architecture

In the meantime there are more than 50 online databases subscribed by IIUM library.  It can be accessed through IIUM Library website ~

Among the online databases that cover subject on Architecture are :

  1. Academic Source Premier
  2. ACM Digital Library
  3. Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  4. BLIS – Bernama Library and Infolink Services
  5. CLJ Law
  6. Construction & Buildings Abstract
  7. EconLit
  8. Emerald Management Extra
  9. Expanded Academic ASAP
  10. IEEE Xplore
  11. LawNet
  12. Lexis Malaysia
  13. MASTICLink : Online Science & Technology Database
  14. JetP
  15. Journal Citation Report (JCR)
  16. Proquest Dissertations & Theses
  17. Proquest Social Sciences
  18. SpringerLink
  19. ScienceDirect
  20. SCOPUS
  21. Taylor & Francis Online

List of E-Books on Architecture

E-Books can be accessed through IIUM Library website ~

List of E-Books on Architecture :

  1. eBooks/Audiobooks on EBSCOhost
  2. Encyclopedia Britannica Online
  3. EngNetBase
  4. GALE Virtual Reference Library
  5. IGI Ebook
  6. Morgan & Claypool
  7. Oxford Reference Online
  8. RIBA e-Books
  9. SIAM Ebook
  10. SpringerLink
  11. Taylor & Francis e-books
  12. Wiley Online Book
  13. World eBook Library