Covers many broad topics by providing general background information. It includes a mindmap feature that could help you narrow down your topic or make you aware of names of people, events, or time frames to use in your searches.
Serves as a guide to cultural beliefs and practices. Illustrated with bibliographies
Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.
Iran: A Country Study from the Library of Congress
Encyclopaedia Iranica - The scope of the encyclopedia goes beyond Iran and encompasses other geographical areas where Iranian languages dominated in certain times.
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World - Coverage includes key political and religious figures; geographic areas; and broader issues such as gender, globalization, reform, and terrorism with an emphasis on topics that are "perennially pertinent" to the Islamic worlds.
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa - Complete coverage of the region in topics like history, politics, geography, anthropology, social sciences, literature, art, and religion.
Iran Today: an encyclopedia of life in the Islamic Republic - Explores aspects of daily life in Iran since the 1978-79 revolution that overthrew the US-installed dictator. Among specific topics are armed and security forces, Ruhollah Khomeini, the petroleum industry, relations with the Arab world, Islamic socialism, tribes, and the status of women.