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Middle East: Home

This guide provides links to research resources in support of studying political, social, and economic issues in the Middle East.

Reference Resources for Basic Background Information

These databases enable you to search the contents of handbooks, encyclopedias, and other reference books in a variety of subjects.


The primary location for all research resources that support the study of Middle Eastern affairs is the Von KleinSmid Center Library. The library collects in the major areas of emphasis theory and methodology of peace and security studies, terrorism, and diplomacy. Additional emphasis is given to issues of globalization, non-governmental organizations [in support of the international documents collection], foreign policy analysis, and economic growth and stability. With the exception of international relations theory and ideology, only late twentieth century and current material is covered in the collection development policy. With the general exception of course textbooks, scholarly materials of all types, including multimedia resources, are collected. The collecting efforts emphasize material either published in or translated into English. Materials in other languages are acquired selectively based on curricular needs. For a more comprehensive overview and analysis of the current collection policy, GO HERE [pdf].

Subject Guide

Robert V. Labaree
Dr. Robert V. Labaree
VKC Library, Room 38A