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.
The links provided under the "External Web Resources" heading have been culled from independent sources. Some are personal web pages, business pages, newspapers, government websites, etc. and most are not scholarly.
Here you can find a country-by-country list of external web resources. The page for each country includes links to general history and culture related websites, as well as news resources and official government websites.
Click the country's name below, or select from the drop-down menu under the "External Web Resources" tab above.
Broadly, the Middle East encompasses the following areas:
This country pages were researched and created by Carrie Wardzinski, MLIS Graduate Student Intern at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh in 2012.