What is it?The Oxford Islamic Studies Online isan online resource for the study ofthe Islamic world.Contains content and commentaryon global Islamichistory, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture."Islam." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Oxford Islamic StudiesOnline, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com.ezproxy.dom.edu/article/opr/t236/e0383/images/9780195305135.islam.02.jpg (accessed Mar 9, 2010).
Who’s behind it?Publisher: Oxford University PressEditorial Board: Scholars, professors, authors, & experts onIslam, politics, & religion from Georgetown University, BostonCollege, University of South Carolina, University of Oxford, & theCollege of William and Mary.Library Advisory Board: Librarians and bibliographersspecializing in Middle Eastern, Islamic, and religious studies andcollections from the University of Exeter, GeorgetownUniversity, Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, NewYork University, & Brooklyn Public Library.Vendor: OCLC Moulierac, Jeanne and Harry M. Matthews Jr.. "Pottery and Ceramics." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com.ezproxy.dom.edu/article/opr/t236/e0644/images/ 0195148037.pottery-and-ceramics.1.jpg (accessed Mar 14, 2010).
Where do they get their information?Core content from multiple Islamic reference titles:The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & ArchitectureThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic WorldThe Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic WorldThe Islamic World: Past and PresentThe Oxford Dictionary of IslamThe Oxford History of IslamWhat Everyone Needs to Know About IslamTeaching IslamAbdel Haleems The Quran, a prose translationThe Koran Interpreted, translation by A.J. ArberryHanna Kassis Concordance of the Quran Arberry, A. J. 1996. The Koran interpreted:In addition to primary source documents such as A translation. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster.articles, essays, and addresses.
Not just a biographical referenceThe OISO is a database for the study of the Islamicworld. In addition to the biographies:Subject EntriesChaptered WorksPrimary Source DocumentsQur’anic Studies ResourcesImages and MapsTimelines Calligraphy & EpigraphyLearning Resources Tughra, calligraphy, ca.Article archive 1900, Zuhdu Efendi Schimmel, Annemarie . "Calligraphy and Epigraphy." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic
Looking for infoThe OISO gives the user multiple ways to find & accessinfo.Specific content: Timelines, Qur’anic Studies, LearningResources (glossary and the FAQ).Search: basic and advanced, both main search andspecific area search (biographies, images & maps).Browse: all or by specific areas (subjectentries, biographies) and further refine the results byregion, topic, and era.Bierman, Irene A. , Mohammad al-Asad and A. İpek Türeli. "Architecture." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Oxford Islamic StudiesOnline, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com.ezproxy.dom.edu/article/opr/t236/e0074/images/9780195305135.architecture.07.jpg (accessed Mar 14, 2010).
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