Park City Library is now offering access to the Oxford Islamic Studies Online Database, which you can use to learn more about Islam and the Qur’an. This database is being offered as a part of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf Grant, which comprises of a set of twenty-five books, one year subscription to Oxford Islamic Studies Online Database, and three films about Muslim cultures and history. The Park City Library, along with eight hundred libraries across the United States, was awarded this grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. A visual display of the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf will be showcased at the Park City Library throughout the summer.
You can use your library card number and PIN to search the database: http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/
Here is a list of titles we added to our collection Muslim Journeys.
The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a segment of the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Initiative. “The sharing of language, philosophy, literature, and art–the history of peoples–is the most profound bridge between societies and across cultures,” states Chairman, James A. Leach. The ‘Bridging Cultures’ initiative “encompasses a broad array of themes and programming informed by the best in humanities research and scholarly insight; thus, engaging the power of the humanities to promote understanding and mutual respect for people with diverse histories, cultures, and perspectives within the United States and abroad” (National Endowment for the Humanities, 2013).