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Databases beginning with the letter Q.

Access information: Free access to UK universities.
Description: Queen Victoria’s Journals reproduces every page of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria’s journals as high-resolution colour images, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages. In total 141 volumes have been digitised.
  The journals are a key primary source for scholars of 19th Century British political and social history, and for those working on gender and autobiographical writing.


Access information: Access on and off campus. The Library's subscription to this resource expires 31 July 2024.

Queer Pasts is a collection of primary source exhibits for students and scholars of queer history and culture. The database uses “queer” in its broadest and most inclusive sense, to embrace topics that are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender and to include work on sexual and gender formations that are queer but not necessarily LGBT. Each of the document collections in the database will include a critical introductory essay that helps explain the significance of the primary sources in historical terms and in relationship to previous scholarship. We ask our project editors to address the strengths, limitations, and characteristics of their archive and to explore the ways in which archives are constructed, constrained, and contested.

This database seeks to broaden the field of queer history, including projects that focus on the experiences and perspectives of under-represented historical groups, including people of color, trans people, and people with disabilities.


Qurʾan Tools

Qur’an Tools at Melbourne School of Theology

Access Information: Free resource. User registration required.

This is an open source digital tool, hosted at Melbourne School of Theology, for the critical study of the text, construction, and language of the Qur’an. Formulaic analysis is based upon the tools and techniques in An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an (New York: Lexington, 2017 [2014]) by Dr. Andrew G. Bannister. You can simply look up a verse or browse the list of all Suras, root usage by Sura, word lists, word associations and intertextual connections. There is also a searchable dictionary derived from Project Root List, which has digitised several classical Arabic dictionaries (al-Mufradāt fī gharīb al-Qurʾān, Lisān al-ʿarab, Tāj al-ʿarūs min jawāhir al-qāmūs, and An Arabic-English Lexicon by E.W Lane) and made the data publicly available. It is necessary to sign up for a personal account to use the service.


Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description: Qurʾānic Studies Online consists of five important reference works on the Qur’ān.
  The Dictionary of Qur'anic Usage is the first comprehensive, fully-researched and contextualised Arabic-English dictionary of Qur'anic usage. The work is based on Classical Arabic dictionaries and Qur'an commentaries with cross-references. This online version full-text searchable in Arabic and English.

Early Western Korans Online. This collection contains all Arabic Koran editions printed in Europe before 1850, as well as all complete translations directly from the Arabic (until about 1860). Among the secondary translations, only those into German and Dutch are offered completely. Of the partial editions, only the typographically or academically most interesting ones are presented here. This collection includes Korans and Koran translations in eight languages.

  Encyclopedia of Canonical Ḥadīth Online. This encyclopedic work on the earliest development of the religion and cultures of Islam comprises English translations of all canonical ḥadīths (oral traditions of or about the Prophet Muhammad), complete with their respective chains of transmission (isnāds). The work is organized in alphabetical order based on the names of the transmitters. Each of them is listed with the tradition(s) for the wording of which he can be held accountable, or with which he can at least be associated. Medieval commentaries as well as assorted biographical lexicons were drawn upon to illustrate the text of each tradition in all theological, social, legal and other noteworthy aspects.
  The Encyclopaedia of the Qur’ān Online is an encyclopaedic dictionary of qur’ānic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur’ānic studies. It is the first comprehensive, multivolume reference work on the Qur’ān to appear in a Western language. This Encyclopaedia includes direct access to 62 Early Printed Western Qur’āns and is connected to the online Qurʾān Concordance, a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments, or even snippets, of the Qurʾān.
  The Qurʾān Concordance is a unique finding aid which allows users to identify and localize text fragments, or even snippets, of the Qurʾān. The use of the Qurʾān Concordance (QC) requires some understanding of its underlying concepts, as described in the How To.


Qwest TV via Alexander Street and  Qwest TV via original site 

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description: Qwest TV EDU by Quincy Jones is a brand new video streaming service dedicated to jazz, soul, funk and world music performances and documentaries.