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History: Middle Eastern History

Primary Sources, Art, Images, and Maps

Image source from Maps of the Islamic Middle East

Keep in mind that as you begin to develop a specific research topic there may be more pertinent primary source archives for you to utilize, the below resources are just jumping off points.

See the Primary Sources page to gain a better understanding of what a primary source is. 

Suggested Databases

Librarian Tip: When searching for names of people and/or places be sure to include alternative spellings to capture all pertinent results. Additionally, if searching across multiple languages think about how different languages refer to the person, place, or thing and utilize all terms. 

Suggested Titles

Subjects & Keywords

There are a multitude of Subject Terms you might want to use depending on your topic, but here are a few to get you started.

Examples of specific regions Subject Headings: 

Examples of specific time periods and topics Subject Headings:


See our Keyword and Subject Searching box (on this guide) for more information.