Middle East

In addition to the resources that you can find by searching on our library homepage, the following resources may help you with Middle Eastern Studies research.

  • Statistics on the Middle East from STATISTA – Statista is an online statistics, market research and business intelligence portal. It provides access to data from market and opinion. *TIP*: Try searching individual country names as well.
  • Middle Eastern Films & Documentaries from Kanopy – Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform subscribed to by the Munday Library. *TIP*: Try searching individual country names as well.
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB) – A digital collection of over 5,400 seminal books in the humanities and related social sciences.
  • Brookings Institute – Current news on the Middle East & North Africa. The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
  • Arab Scholarship and Expertise for Peace and Stability in the Middle East – Al-Mesbar Studies & Research Center delivers incisive research and analysis on political and social movements in the Arab and Muslim world.
  • BBC News Middle East – A reputable news source reporting on current issues in the region.
  • Asharq AL-awsat – A popular english language news source reporting from the Middle East. Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.
  • Ahram Online – An English-language news web site published by Al-Ahram Establishment, Egypt’s largest news organisation, and the publisher of the Middle East’s oldest newspaper
  • Arabic and Middle Eastern Electronic Library (AMEEL) – A web-based portal and a digital collection of information for the study of the Middle East, including its history, culture, development, and contemporary face. Within this portal, Yale University Library integrates existing scholarly digital content with newly digitized resources to make such materials easier to find and use efficiently and freely.
  • WHO Eastern Mediterranean – Current news, data, and statistics on Eastern Mediterranean issues.
  • Islamic Heritage Project  – A digital collection of Islamic manuscripts, published texts, and maps from across Harvard’s libraries and museums.
  • Afghanistan Digital Library – Retrieves and restores works published in Afghanistan between 1870 and 1930; the long-term objective is to collect, catalogue, digitize and provide access to as many of this period’s publications as possible.