For basic background information, overviews, and links to other related resources, check out these reference sources:
- EHRAF World Cultures
Cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.
- Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Growing collection of content, including more than 3,000 reference articles and chapters by leading scholars and specialists in their fields, and much more. Timelines covering major events in the Islamic world and corresponding events in general world history for context.
- Oxford Reference Online
Full-text reference books in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences.