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Middle East Studies: Home
A guide to Middle East news sources, web databases, digital libraries, and research tools available at the NU Libraries
The third edition of the famous Brill encyclopedia, with first and second editions also available on the site. Comprehensive and scholarly, with special strength in medieval Islamic personages, philosophy, geography and history. Also useful for confirming correct spellings of Arabic terms with English diacritics.
These two databases, searched together, are a practical way to research all facets of Judaism and Jewish history and culture across many disciplines. Scholarship, commentary, and news (including complete Jewish Telegraphic Agency archives from 1922 to the present) are included.
Independent analysis of events and developments in the Middle East, including Middle East Report Online, which provides news and perspectives about the Middle East not available from mainstream news sources.
Public Affairs Information Service offers abstracts of scholarship and professional literature from 1915 to present. International in scope, broad range of social science topics. Includes links to full text for books, journal articles, conference proceedings, and many government publications.
Find articles on philosophy and religious history and practice in Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other religions. Good for researching religious approaches to concepts like "bioethics", "just war", "jihad","gender". Not comprehensive in scope, but the trade-off is that full text is available for almost everything.
300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles.
Search polls from news outlets and research organizations, including the Pew Global Attitudes polls showing how people around the world, including in the Middle East, feel about Middle East social and political developments and US foreign policy.
Scholarly and professional citations and abstracts with full text links in politics and public policy, sociology, social services, anthropology, criminology, linguistics, information sciences and education. Professional society databases included.
Journal articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, working papers and more, Social Sciences Premium includes
Sociology Database Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts Sociological Abstracts Worldwide Political Science Abstracts PAIS Index Political Science Database PolicyFile Criminal Justice Database National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Library Science Database Library & Information Science Abstracts Education Database ERIC Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts Linguistics Database Social Science Database International Bibliography of the Social Sciences