What is Oxford Islamic Studies Online?

Oxford Islamic Studies Online is a dynamic resource offering the best current scholarship in the field, to provide a more accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. Featuring reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, this online hub is designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.

How do I use it?
  • Over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines available
  • Access the growing Learning Resources area to explore the specially commissioned A–Z glossary, get quick access to the key themes and questions from What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, and more
  • Explore the Oxford Atlas of the World's Religions, providing access to a global view of Islam from earliest times to the present.
For video tutorials and more information about using Oxford Islamic Studies Online, please click here

How do I access it?
Your local public library can give you access within the library, or from home, at the website www.oxfordislamicstudies.com. Simply type in your library card number into the log in box on the website to access the resource.

For librarians
How do I promote it?
We have a number of ways to help you get the most out of Oxford Islamic Studies Online, all available via the Librarian Resource Centre, and all free of charge!

  • Free promotional materials
  • Short introductory PowerPoints
  • Live online training sessions
  • Recorded sessions from the training team
  • Download logos and banners
  • Quizzes
  • Training fact sheets (with ideas for training sessions)
  • Usage statistics
  • MARC records
Find all this and more at our page for librarians.

Our training team are happy to visit libraries for in-house, group sessions – just get in touch at library.marketing@oup.com


Visit the Email Alerts sign up page