How to Use this LibGuide
This LibGuide is an aid to those looking for information on the Middle East. It collocates generally useful information in one location. It contains links to websites, newsfeeds, the library catalog, and suggested databases. It is not a bibliography, but rather a starting place for research on the Middle East that we think you will find useful. Click on the tabs above to explore other pages of this guide.
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Internet Quick Reference
Off Campus Access
Many of the links to databases and the NWC catalog in this LibGuide will not work outside of the NWC network . NWC students, faculty, and staff have off-base access to six databases: EBSCOhost, Jane's Online, JSTOR, Lexis-Nexis, ProQuest and STRATFOR. Please contact a reference librarian for help accessing these databases from off-base if you are resident NWC student, faculty, or staff. If you are a CDE student please contact the CDE department.
The Middle East
The term "Middle East" is used to refer to often differing countries located in North Africa, the Persian Gulf Region, and Southwest Asia. Because definitions vary greatly this LibGuide will cover the region based on a broad definition. A broad definition of the Greater Middle East would include the states listed below.
- Fertile Crescent: Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria,Turkey
- North Africa: Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia
- Southwest Asia: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Kyrgiztan, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Yemen
Quick Reference Books
For quick, general information about the Middle East consult these resources located in the Naval War College Library reference collection.