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Middle East Studies

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JSTOR Restricted Resource
A total of more than 900 full-text scholarly journal titles in an online archive beginning with the first issue of each title. The archive includes nine JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collections. In JSTOR, there is usually a time lag in full-text content. Use JSTOR in conjunction with our current online databases and print holdings.
(See also Example of a Search in JSTOR )
Note: Use the Journal Filter to narrow by discipline and/or journal to explore the journals in Middle East Studies.

Project MUSE® Restricted Resource
Offers over 400 quality journal titles from nearly 100 not-for-profit publishers. Project MUSE® covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.

Taylor & Francis Group Journals Online Restricted Resource
Nearly 1,000 journals in the social sciences and humanities published by the Taylor & Francis Group, including: Routledge, Garland, Psychology Press, and Taylor & Francis.

Academic Search Premier Restricted Resource
Multidisciplinary database with extensive full-text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion, theology and other disciplines in the humanities. Indexes 8,450 publications with full text for more than 4,600 of those titles (more than 3,900 are peer-reviewed). PDF backfiles to 1975 or earlier for more than one hundred journals. Searchable cited references for more than 1,000 publications.

CountryWatch Restricted Resource
Provides country-specific intelligence and data on all countries, including daily news coverage, intelligence briefings, and up-to-date articles from regional news wire services across the globe.

Gale Academic OneFile (1980 - current) Restricted Resource
Contains peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources; extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other subjects. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1985. Millions of full-text articles, updated daily.

Additionally, search in Google Scholar .
  • Search for the journal title using the  A-Z Journals by Title list to verify the journals peer-reviewed status.
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Search for Books

Explore the following keyword searches for Emmanuel print and e-books: (Results are limited 2010 and After)
Reference Books (Print and Electronic)
Think Tanks/Research Centers
  • Carnegie Middle East Center
    “An independent policy research institute based in Beirut, Lebanon, and part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The center provides in-depth analysis of the political, socioeconomic, and security issues facing the Middle East and North Africa.”
  • Brookings Center for Middle East Policy
    A division of the U.S.-based Brookings Institution whose "mission is to chart the path—political, economic and social—to a Middle East at peace with itself and the world."
  • Brookings Doha Center
    "Based in Qatar, the Brookings Doha Center is an overseas center of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., that advances high-quality, independent policy analysis and research on the Middle East."
  • Middle East Institute
    “The oldest Washington-based institution dedicated solely to the study of the Middle East."
  • Council on Foreign Relations - Middle East and North Africa
    Portal to CFR analysis of the region. Use the drop-down menu to filter resources by topic and publication type.
  • International Crisis Group - Middle East and North Africa
    “An independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict.”
  • Human Rights Watch - Middle East/North Africa
    A portal to the region-specific work of this human rights research and advocacy organization.
  • Arab Barometer
    A multinational effort to "produce scientifically reliable data on the politically-relevant attitudes of ordinary citizens" in the region.
Government Resources

Country-specific data and analyses are also sometimes available through the websites of various intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).  Explore an extensive list of IGOs produced by Northwestern University Library.
Online News and Reference Resources
  • Middle East Studies: News Sources
    A listing of mostly English-language news sources based in or otherwise focused on the Middle East. Broken down by country and focus/media type. Maintained by Georgia State University Library.

Visual Arts
  • Art Full Text Restricted Resource
    • Art Full-Text provides articles from over 300 journals from 1995 to present and abstracts and indexing of more than 600 periodicals back to 1984, many of them peer-reviewed. Expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.
    • Art Index Retrospective indexes almost 600 titles published between 1929 and 1984.

Books (print and e-books)
Web Sites
  • Archnet
    "Officially launched in 2002 as a partnership between the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Archnet has since evolved into the largest open, online architectural library with a focus on Muslim cultures."
  • Art of the Islamic World (Khan Academy)
    An introduction to the history of the visual arts in Muslim societies.  Part of a larger online resource on the history of art.
Books (print and e-books)