This LibGuide is designed to provide you with scholarly, high-quality print-based and web-based resources about the Middle East.
It also identifies major national and international resources. The information included here is not all inclusive and should be treated as starting points for your research. The tabs at the top of the page will connect you to categories of resources and information.
Librarians can help you:
Focus a Topic - Consult your textbook, your assignment guidelines, or your professor for appropriate topics. Our "Developing a Research Topic" tutorial may be of helpful.
Find Country Specific Resources - Use the "Resources by Country" tab above.
Find Organizations (NGOs/IGOs) and Web Resources - Use the "Web Resources" tab above.
Find Statistics - Use the "Data and Statistics" tab above.
Cite Your Sources - Use the "Writing & Citing" tab above.
Determine if Sources are Scholarly - Use the "Evaluating Sources" tab above.
The Middle East refers to a set of countries located in North Africa, the Persian Gulf region, and Southwest Asia. These countries differ immensely geographically, politically, socially, economically, and culturally. However, they are collectively referred to as the "Middle East" because of their proximity to each other.
Broadly, the Middle East encompasses the following areas:
This guide includes both general Middle East resources and by country resources of external web resources. Individual country pages include links to general history and culture related websites, as well as news resources and official government websites.
Click on the country's name link above, or select from the drop-down menu under the "Resources by Country" tab above.
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Search as you normally do, click on the link to full-text, log in with your Pitt email login and password, and you're good to go for your entire searching session! Access will work best if you stay in the same browser.
This research guide was created by Lois Kepes with the assistance of Carrie Wardzinski, MLIS Graduate Student Intern at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh in 2012. Carrie also researched and developed the country pages.
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