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Middle East Studies and Research @ Pitt: Resources By Country

This guide is designed to provide selected high-quality resources for those interested in the Middle East and North Africa. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.

What is the Middle East?

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.

Disclaimer about external resources

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.

External Web Resources - by Country Name

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:

Credit for Country Pages

This country pages were researched and created by Carrie Wardzinski, MLIS Graduate Student Intern at Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh in 2012.

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