History of the Middle East

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Finding Books

To find books on a topic using the EMU Library's Esearch system:

Option 1 - Quick Search

1.  The Esearch box is available on the EMU Library's homepage.

2.  Type words and phrases that describe your topic into the Esearch box.

3.  Click on the "Search" button.

4.  At the results page, use the filters in the left-hand column to refine your search. For example, click on "Library Catalog" to limit to items in the Library Catalog, or click on "Book/eBook" under the "Content Type" filter.

Option 2 - Advanced Search

1. Make sure you are at the Esearch "Advanced" search screen.

2. In the top box, type in a words or phrases that describe your topic.

3. Type in additional search terms in the boxes below, if needed. Change the type of search you are doing from "All Fields" to other fields such as author, title, and subject using the drop-down box to the left of each search box.

4.  OPTIONAL: To limit to books only, scroll down the screen to the "Show content type" options and change "Any" to "Books/eBooks." You can also limit to items in the library's catalog by scrolling to the "Show only" options and clicking box next to "Items in the library catalog (includes mostly print and physical material)."

5. Click on the "Search" button located in the bottom left-hand corner of the page.

How to Search by Subject Heading (video -1:20)

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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