The library has added a new electronic reference source to its collection: Oxford Islamic Studies Online. This resource provides access to the most current scholarship in the field of Islamic Studies, featuring reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, including over 5,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur’anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. The resource is regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito.
The current core content titles include the following:
- The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture, a three-volume reference work offering coverage of Islamic art throughout the world.
- The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, a six-volume work offering extensive comparative and systematic analyses of Islamic beliefs, institutions, movements, practices, and peoples on an international scale.
- The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, a four-volume work dedicated to the institutions, religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies throughout the world.
- The Islamic World: Past and Present, an A-Z reference work covering key people, events and concepts in Islamic history.
- The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, a one-volume work providing more than 2,000 alphabetically arranged entries.
- The Oxford History of Islam, a chaptered work containing authoritative essays by leading Muslim and non-Muslim scholars on the origins of the faith, arts, sciences, and history to the present-day situation of Islam.
- What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, a question-and-answer guide on the most commonly asked questions about Muslim culture and Islam.
- Teaching Islam, a work that brings together leading scholars to offer perspectives on how to teach Islam.
- Two Oxford World’s Classics versions of the Qur’an: M.A.S. Abdel Haleem’s The Qur’an, a prose translation, and The Koran Interpreted, a verse translation by A.J. Arberry.
- Hanna Kassis’ Concordance of the Qur’an.
To access this database, click on the Discover tab on the Library homepage, then click on the letter “O” on the Databases by Name A-Z list and scroll down.