Ms. Knodt World Cultures

Middle East Research

Research Databases:

    Available from the Media Center's website, the following research databases will lead you to reliable pertinent information to complete your assignment.   You can also access these databases from home with passwords provided on bookmarks available in the  media center.

Bigchalk Library Simultaneously search through more than 150 full-text newspapers, hundreds of full text magazines, two international newswires, two thousand classic books, hundreds of maps, thousands of photographs, as well as major works of literature and art. Select the reference tab on the top right of you search screen to access information relevant to you country from resources such as encyclopedias, almanacs, and atlases.

Facts on File: Select GEOGRAPHY from the navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen to access The World Atlas  which is filled with with the most up-to-date information available and provides more than 500 clear, reproducible, full-color maps, each accompanied by a wealth of statistical information on the location’s history, government, flag, and vital statistics. This valuable reference covers more than 200 countries and nations, the 50 U.S. states, all 13 Canadian provinces and territories, as well as the world’s continents and major regions.

Facts on File: For Cultural information on your country Select World History Online from the navigation bar on the left hand side of the screen. Enter your country's name and culture in the search box, ex. "Palestine Culture" to find information on the important civilizations and cultures of world history from prehistoric times through the modern era. Topical entries, biographies, maps, primary source documents, and timelines—all extensively hyperlinked—provide a detailed and comparative view of the people, places, and events that have defined world history. Content is organized and fully searchable by topic, era, and activity, as well as by the National Standards for World History. Web links direct users to some of the web’s best educational sites.

World History Covering world history from 1500 up until the present day, this powerful and dynamic website offers more than 15,000 reference entries, including documents, biographies, images, maps, visual timelines, audio clips, and more.  Here you will be able to find comprehensive coverage of  your middle eastern country's history.

EbscoHost:  Here you will find full text access to nearly 2,000 magazines, newspapers, and journals.  A great source for current issues and news affecting the country you are researching.

Selected Internet Sources:

BBC News On-Line:  Latest news from the Middle East. Also has information background information on each country in the Middle East.

Middle East history and resources:  Links by journalists and others from the Middle East and the USA.

C.I.A. Factbook:   Information available on countries includes; government, economy, geography, people, transportation, communication and more. Made available from the United States Central Intelligence Agency, the information here is updated often, very current, and reliable.

Middle East Network Information Center:   from the Center for Middle Eastern Study of  the University of  Texas at Austin  is an online guide to Middle East-related websites and databases that can be accessed via the World Wide Web. It is created by a staff of editors who visit and evaluate web sites, and then organize them into subject-based categories and sub-categories.

Middle East Studies Internet Resources:  Columbia University's collection of  is an on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on the Middle East and North Africa (in the broadest sense) available on the global Internet, created under the purview of the Middle East Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries. Electronic resources from the Middle East are organized by region, country and subject.


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last updated: 09 October 2003