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Middle Eastern Studies Databases

This guide will provide information about discovering information in the area of Middle Eastern Studies.

Discovering information in Middle Eastern Studies


You can locate reliable facts, summaries of topics from dictionaries and encyclopedias, and background information about topics using resources such as CREDO on our Facts/Definitions page.


The databases listed here are useful for finding background information or information in newspapers or popular magazines. 

   These databases cover national news across many papers, providing various perspectives.

  • Newspaper Source. Articles from regional United States newspapers, international newspapers, and newswires.
  • Ethnic Newswatch. Articles from over 340 alternative-press newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes the Chicago Citizen (1991-), Chicago Defender (1999-), Chicago Independent Bulletin (1996-2007), Chicago Jewish Star (1993-), Chicago Reporter (2009-), and Chicago Weekend (1992-).
  • Nexis Uni (new interface to Lexis-Nexis). Journal articles, newspapers (including the New York Times since 2002), wire services, broadcast transcripts, United States federal and state case law.
  • Regional Business News. Articles from business journals, newspapers and newswires.

   These search engines each cover one mainstream newspaper.

Research reports and expert opinions found in JOURNAL ARTICLES:

  • Central Index. Broad coverage of interdisciplinary journals and other materials. 
  • Academic Search Complete. Coverage of 800 core journals.
  • America: History and Life. NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.
  • Business Source Complete. Articles, conference proceedings, case studies, investment-research reports, industry reports, market-research reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
  • Nexis Uni. Business and legal coverage. Journal articles, newspapers (including the New York Times since 2002), wire services, broadcast transcripts, United States federal and state case law.
  • Modern Language Association International Bibliography. NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.
  • PsycINFO. NOTE: replaced by the Central Index database.
  • Scopus. BROAD INTERDISCIPLINARY coverage. Articles in science, medicine, technology, and the social sciences.
  • SocINDEX alternative tools. Articles from journals, books and conference papers in sociology and criminal justice.
  • Homeland Security Document Library
    United States policy documents, presidential directives, and national-strategy documents.
  • govinfo
    A listing (no full text) of all types of United States government documents, including congressional reports, hearings, debates, records, judiciary materials, and documents issued by executive departments.

Research reports and expert opinions found in BOOKS

Expert opinions can be found in books: see our local book catalog for searching. You may want to expand your search to the I-Share state-wide catalog (using the drop-down option under the search box) or our electronic book page.




SimplyAnalytics (was SimplyMap) contains United States census data, business data, and business points that can be manipulated and mapped. You can rank locations based on variables, create demographic analyses, and map variables to the county or sometimes the census Block.  If you sign in as a guest, you won’t need to create an account. Accounts are needed only to save search parameters and data results. (Information and help video page.)

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