Middle East: General Sources
In our print Reference Collection:
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa
The Essential Middle East: a Comprehensive Guide
Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: an Encyclopedia
Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States
The Islamic World: Past and Present
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
In our print Periodical Collection:
Arab Studies Journal
Arab Studies Quarterly
International Journal of Middle East Studies
Middle East Journal
Middle East Policy
Middle East Report
Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Databases, E-journal and E-Book Packages:
(Available to Current MIIS Students, Faculty and Staff only)
Our EBSCOHost package of databases includes Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite and Newspaper Source. These index databases will give you citations, abstracts and sometimes full text of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers covering a broad range of topics.
EIU Country Reports & Profiles
Economic and political analysis of countries from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Updated monthly.
The online version of Europa World Year Book, Europa World provides current economic and political profiles of every country in the world, as well as directory information and statistics. Europa also profiles international organizations.
The JSTOR collection is an online collection of scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities and ecology. JSTOR focuses on older or archival collections. The current 3-5 years of issues are not available.
LexisNexis Academic Universe
LexisNexis covers over 6,000 news, business and legal sources. You'll find full text articles from newspapers, magazines and wire services including non-English language sources. Search the business category for company profiles, financial reports, directory information, and accounting literature. The legal search includes full text articles from law journals, state and federal regulations.
An index to magazines, journals, books and government documents focussing on policy studies and public affairs.
Digital editions of over 500 international newspapers in English, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and other languages. Updated daily with a 2-3 month archive.
Our ProQuest subscription includes ABI/INFORM business databases, ProQuest Research Library, and ProQuest Newspapers. Search any topic for citations, abstracts and some full text of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers.
World Bank E-Library
All current and recent World Bank publications are available here in PDF format.
BBC News Arabic
Current affairs videos in Arabic.
Center for Strategic and International Studies: Middle East Program
Based in Washington, DC, the CSIS is a bipartisan policy think tank. The Middle East Program site features publications relating to political, security and economic issues in the region.
Middle East Institute
This non-partisan research organization focuses on security issues, energy and environment, culture and society, economy, human rights and politics. Publications are available in PDF.
Middle East Photograph Archive
Archive of early photographs of the Middle East maintained by the Middle East Department of the University of Chicago Library.
Middle East Research Links
From the Council on Foreign Relations, “A nonpartisan resource for information and analysis”
Middle East Research and Information Project
Gateway for journalists providing news, articles and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources.
The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources, Middle East
Search engines and gateways for country, language, or region-specific searches