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Oxford Islamic Studies Online: trial

March 25th, 2011 at 11:03

We have a new trial for Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Access for University of Nottingham has been set up by IP address.  You can start using the site now at www.oxfordislamicstudies.com until 24th April 2011. Encompassing over 3,500 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur’anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, [...]

The Qur’an of Kansuh al-Ghuri

January 29th, 2011 at 11:01

The Qur’an of Kansuh al-Ghuri at the University Manchester’s John Rylands Library has now been digitised.  The ornate book is 88 x 60 x 18 cm and its 944 images have been taken, edited and processed into 120mb Tiff files. From there they have also been converted into PNG files that Turning the Pages requires [...]

Digitization ushers new era in scholarship

January 28th, 2011 at 06:01

Lynne Raughley has written about about the University of Michigan scanning 1,100 Islamic manuscripts, so that scholars around the world gain access to collection through the HathiTrust Digital Library. The manuscripts in the collection date from the 8th to 20th century AD, with volumes mainly in Arabic, Persian and Turkish, many of them illuminated, elaborately decorated, or [...]

Database trial: Oxford Bibliographies Online

January 21st, 2011 at 08:01

We have a 30-day trial (ending on 19th February) to Oxford Bibliographies Online.  Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is a tool designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research.  OBO is a library of disciplined-based [...]

Trial: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR) Online + Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE) Online

November 10th, 2010 at 08:11

A new 30-day trial for the database Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (EBR) Online + Theologische Realenzyklopädie (TRE) Online is now running.    Please note that this trial is available on campus only.  An innovative and groundbreaking database, the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception documents “not only the origins and development but also [...]

New resource: the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

August 3rd, 2010 at 03:08

We now the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World in the reference section on level 4 of the Hallward Library. It is a substantial expansion of the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World. The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World makes available to students “the best, most accurate, and most balances scholarship on the Islamic [...]

New resource: The History of al-Tabari

August 3rd, 2010 at 03:08

We now have the thirty-eight volume translation of al-Tabari’s History of Prophets and Kings in the reference section on level 4 of the Hallward Library. This important work is commony viewed as the most important universal history produced in the world of Islam. It explores the history of ancient nations, including biblical peoples and prophets, and the [...]