Provides a database of encyclopedias and reference sources for research. Coverage include the Arts, Business, Education, the Environment, History, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Science and Social Science. 2000 – present.
General Online Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of IslamIncludes articles on Islam, Islamic history, law, philosophy, renowned Muslims (historical and contemporary) and profiles of Islamic countries.
Encyclopaedia IslamicaEncyclopaedia Islamica Online is based on the abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. A unique feature of the encyclopaedia Islamica Online lies in the attention given to Shiʿi Islam and its rich and diverse heritage.
Encyclopaedia of the Qur'anEncyclopedic dictionary of qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within qur'anic studies.
Provides authoritative research guides that combine the features of an annotated bibliography with a high-level encyclopedia. Subject introductions offer original scholarly content and commentary. Recommendations on the best works available in each discipline help streamline the research process.
The Internet makes access to staggering amounts of information easy – but it also raises important questions: What are the major issues and key developments in the field? Which sources are up-to-date and which are obsolete? Which works are pivotal in defining the discourse at various stages in its development? Which sources are considered accurate and balanced, and which represent simply a given individual or group’s position? These questions are important to keep in mind when undertaking any new study, but they are particularly critical in a dynamic and contested field such as Islamic Studies. Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies combats this overload by providing expert guidance to the field in all its diversity and throughout its developmental stages. Top scholars in the field have contributed on their areas of expertise, so that users will understand how the field is organized and why it developed in the way it did. The articles present a guided tour through the key literature on each topic, providing context for its development, and a balanced overview of the major issues within a given topic.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and PoliticsCovers the concepts, values, thought, ideologies, structures, institutions, and systems that are unique to the Muslim world, including Muslim political history, Islam in specific geographic regions, thinkers and reformers, movements, society and economy, and international relations.
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North AfricaThe set covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy and government.