Welcome to the Middle East Research Guide! Here you can find a multitude of primary and secondary resources relating to the Middle East, ranging from manuscript collections to rug catalogs. Listed resources have been categorized by field of study and medium, however a list of all resources also exists for those who simply wish to peruse what is available. A description has been provided for most resources, however there are many which display no information due to a multitude of issues. Additionally, various tags and extra information like language or ISSN have been provided when possible.
The "Field of Study" tab at the top of the page will allow you navigate through fifteen categories which constitute various academic disciplines. Inside each of the fifteen sub-tabs are resources which have been deemed as relevant to that specific discipline. As there are often similarities between disciplines, resources can and often will be listed in multiple categories. Similarly, since the boundaries of disciplines aren't always well defined, there will be resources which don't perfectly fit into categorizations, or resources which should be included which aren't. When using this guide and the included categorizations, it may also be useful to browse through tabs of similar genres or the "All Resources" tab.
The "Resource Medium" tab at the top of the page will allow you navigate through fifteen categories which constitute the style, medium, and method through which information and content have been stored. Included are more traditional mediums such as newspapers or manuscripts, as well as more diverse forms like political posters or interviews. Inside each of the fifteen sub-tabs are resources which have been published in that specific medium.
This tab houses all resources added to the Middle East Research Guide, including those which did not fall under the 30 categorizations house by the field of study and resource medium tabs. While LibGuides lacks an in-site search function, your in-browser or computer search function might be helpful if you're looking for a specific piece or type of content.
If you have come across a link for a resource which is dead or leads to the wrong resource, please email the guide editor at LinkR@oxy.edu with a brief description of the issue. If you need to access the resource in the meantime, here are some steps to find where the resource has gone:
If a resource's description does not match the resource or is partially incorrect, if the resource is now hosted elsewhere on the website, or if you believe the resource has been categorized incorrectly (either put in the wrong category or should be included somewhere it wasn't), please e-mail the guide editor at LinkR@oxy.edu with a brief description of the issue or change request.