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    New Reference Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

    The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World edited by John L. Esposito, Oxford, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 956 Ox2I This comprehensive six volume set covers religious, historical and contemporary Islamic world topics. Also: Consider using the library database Oxford Islamic Studies for reference articles gathered from a variety of Islamic studies material, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. Articles are arranged alphabetically, and include the following major categories: History & Geography Religious belief Religious practice, Devotionalism and Ritual Mysticism Islamic Law Theology, Philosophy, Ideology Schools of Thought Politics Economics Culture and Society Institutions, Organizations and Movements Biographies Islamic Studies Examples: Afsharid Dynasty, Criminal Law, Games…

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    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,…