What is it?
The Oxford Islamic Studies Online is
an online resource for the study of
the Islamic world.
Contains content and commentary
on global Islamic history, concepts,
people, practices, politics, and
culture."Islam." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Oxford Islamic Studies Online,
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 Press
Editorial Board: Scholars, professors, authors, & experts on Islam,
politics, & religion from Georgetown University, Boston College,
University of South Carolina, University of Oxford, & the College of
William and Mary.
Library Advisory Board: Librarians and bibliographers
specializing in Middle Eastern, Islamic, and religious studies and
collections from the University of Exeter, Georgetown University,
Cornell University, University of Pennsylvania, New York
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).
Core content from multiple Islamic reference titles:
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
The Islamic World: Past and Present
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam
The Oxford History of Islam
What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam
Abdel Haleem's The Qur'an, a prose translation
The Koran Interpreted, translation by A.J. Arberry
Hanna Kassis' Concordance of the Qur'an
In addition to primary source documents such as
articles, essays, and addresses.
Where do they get their
Arberry, A. J. 1996. The Koran interpreted:
A translation. New York, N.Y.: Simon &
Not just a biographical reference
The OISO is a database for the study of the Islamic
world. In addition to the biographies:
Primary Source Documents
Qur’anic Studies Resources
Images and Maps
Tughra, calligraphy, ca. 1900,
Schimmel, Annemarie . "Calligraphy and Epigraphy."
In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic
World. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic
Looking for info
The OISO gives the user multiple ways to find & access
Specific content: Timelines, Qur’anic Studies, Learning
Resources (glossary and the FAQ).
Search: basic and advanced, both main search and
specific area search (biographies, images & maps).
Browse: all or by specific areas (subject entries,
biographies) and further refine the results by region,
topic, and era.
Bierman, Irene A. , Mohammad al-Asad and A. İpek Türeli. "Architecture." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Oxford Islamic Studies Online,
http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com.ezproxy.dom.edu/article/opr/t236/e0074/images/9780195305135.architecture.07.jpg (accessed Mar 14, 2010).
•In article, hyperlinked
•Qur’an Verse look-up
feature, with side by
•Look It Up feature
Find It –
This tutorial is designed to take you through the features and content of Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Please click
"Start the Tour" below for a step-by-step guide. Alternatively, use the table of contents on the left-hand side of the
screen to go to a specific item of interest; you can also navigate by using the Previous and Next buttons that appear in
the upper right-hand corner of every screen.
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ABOUT THE GUIDED TOURAbout the Guided Tour
1. Navigating the Home Page
3. Viewing Search Results
5. Entry Structure
6. Qur’anic Studies
8. Learning Resources
and Date Converter
9. Qur’an Verse Look-Up
10. Site Help
11. For Additional Information…
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LIBRARIES: Academic Libraries,
AUDIENCE: Anyone – general,
CURRENCY: Updated roughly
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REVIEWS: Many, all very
School Library Journal
Odds and Ends
Blair, Sheila S. and Jonathan M. Bloom. "Art and Architecture." In The
Oxford History of Islam. , edited by John L. Esposito. Oxford Islamic
Studies Online, http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com.ezproxy.dom.edu/
islam-9780195107999-figureGroup-98 (accessed Mar 14, 2010).