Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys and Oxford Islamic Studies OnlineThe library is proud to announce – re-announce as might be the case – that we have been awarded a collection of materials known as “The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf”. This collection, compiled and awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, has been chosen based in the advice of scholars, librarians, and other humanities educators and program experts. It includes a variety of resources – some of which are displayed in the photos on this page – from poetry and art books, to stories of faith and introduction to the origins of Islam and its existence today, in America and around the world. This collection holds many great resources to explore and gain a better understanding of Islam, or even just become acquainted with its foundations. Along with this we also have access to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online database. This resource combines the material of six Oxford publications: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Islamic World: Past and Present, and What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, as well as a fully searchable Qur’an – traditional and modern translation. We are excited to offer access to this easily useable and comprehensive database. This is a great resource for everything from early browsing, and curiosity-driven personal inquiries, to in-depth research. Even casual browsers can easily gain a fuller understanding of Islam and the Islamic World using this resource.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online can be accessed from the Library’s webpage under the list of databases. A brief description and URL to the database can be found HERE.