• Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture edited by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair, Oxford U. Press, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 709.17 G911 Islamic art and techniques, as well as related people and places from Asia, Europe and Africa provide  the focus of this 3-volume set. A sampling from the 1,600 entries: Fulani, Body Art; Jade; Carpets and Flatweaves; Metalwork; and Banknotes. Helpful for: Middle Eastern Voices, Humanities III, Art, Art, Islamic Studies

  • Databases,  Humanities,  Web Resources

    New Online Resource: Oxford Islamic Studies

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Do you want to know more about Islam, but don’t have a lot of time to spend looking for resources? Have a specific question and want a precise answer from a reliable source? Writing a paper and want to consult primary sources? Ohrstrom Library’s newest online reference database, Oxford Islamic Studies Online is suitable for both casual browsing and serious research. When you open Oxford Islamic Studies Online, the toolbar provides drop down menus for several possible paths: search options, browsing, Qur’anic studies, timelines, and learning resources. Don’t miss this last choice, which offers a collection of trustworthy internet sites on Islam, a glossary,…