History of the Middle East

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Finding Books - Keyword Searches

Try searching the Library catalog by keywords.

1). Start at the Library catalog's "Advanced Search"  screen.

(From the Library homepage, click on the "Books" tab, and then the "Find Books and More in the Library Catalog" link. A tab for "Advanced Search will be available.)

2). Combine up to three words or terms that describe your topic. Make sure each term or phrase is in a separate box.


People:  "Menachem Begin"  "Mustafa Kemal Ataturk"  Mameluks

Events:  "Camp David II"    "Six Day War"  "Nationalist movements"

Places:  Palestine  Jordan  "Ottoman Empire"  Iran  Turkey

Movements:  Zionism "Arab-Israeli Conflict" "foreign relations"

3). Keep the type of search "Keyword" in each line.

4). Click the search button.

Finding Books - Sample Subject Searches

Below are links to subject headings in the Library catalog.  Subject headings collect materials on a topic together under one heading.

Browsing Books in the Library

Browse the shelves on the Library’s third level to find hard copies of books.

  • DS35.3-35.77 The Islamic World
  • DS36-39.2 Arab countries
  • DS41-66  Middle East. Ancient Orient. Near East
  • DS67-79.9  Iraq
  • DS80-90  Lebanon
  • DS92-99  Syria
  • DS101-151  Israel (Palestine). The Jews
  • DS153-154.9  Jordan. Transjordan
  • DS161-195.5  Armenia
  • DS201-248  Arabian Peninsula. Saudi Arabia
  • DS251-326  Iran (Persia)


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