Here’s some sources to learn more about Muslims & Islam:
Muslim Life in America
Trying to explain or understand what it’s like to be Muslim in America? The U.S. Department of State offers this magazine-like profile of everyday Muslims.
For non-mainstream news coverage of Islam, try this full text news source.
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
Look here for descriptions of Islamic cultural concepts & terms—Muslim feminism, dietary rules, family, hajj, and so on—as well as people.
Reference DS35.53 .O96
Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States
Tackling topics from faith to assimilation, this set also has primary source excerpts from the Progressive Muslim Union, the Assembly of Muslim Jurists, “Lipstick Jihad,” “Top 10 Muslim Hip-Hop Lyrics,” “Hijra from Harlem,” & others.
Reference BP 67 .U6 E53
New Encyclopedia of Islam
This dense background reference includes a chronology, maps, and snatches of poetry. Covers terms & topics from ablutions to philosophy to werewolves.
Reference BP 40 .G425
Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures
The impact of Islam on women is a hot topic. But different Muslim groups in different countries have varying impacts. Compare them here:
Reference HQ1170 .E53
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World
Informational essays about Islamic topics, such as Modern Thought, Clothing, Education, Humor, Devotional Life, Ritual, American Culture and Islam.
Reference BP40 .E525 or online at http://bit.ly/HEx34l
For more about Islam, search here for pointers to scholarly books and journals.