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Middle East Studies: Subject Guide: Encyclopedias & More

Search tips and research resources for topics in Middle East studies.

REFERENCE SOURCES

Use Reference Sources, such as encyclopedias, to get a general overview of your topic. They are not intended to be read cover-to-cover, but rather provide you with more concise information as you begin to explore a topic. Reference sources generally provide several things:

  • Background information about a topic.
  • Brief, factual overviews of topics.
  • Information about important dates, events, and people associated with a topic.
  • Terminology and definitions of terms related to a topic.
  • Articles written by authors with exertise in the subject matter.
  • Bibliographies of sources for further reading.

FEATURED ATLASES

Here is a sampling of GSU library atlases useful for Middle East Studies research.

GENERAL PRINT ENCYCLOPEDIAS & DICTIONARIES

ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT RESOLUTION REFERENCE SOURCES

Here are some reference sources on the Arab-Israeli Conflict.  

other reference sources

al aqsa mosque, jerusalem

wailing wall, jerusalem