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John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Middle East, Near East and North Africa: Finding Books & Articles

Guide to resources on the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on the current events in Syria, Egypt, Turkey and elsewhere in the Near and Middle Eastern world. This is a work in progress.

Suggested databases

To find books on your topic, try searching the library catalog CUNY+ Catalog for books, media, and more, to find reports, try using CQ Researcher , to find articles in specialized encyclopedias, try using Gale Virtual Reference Library, to find scholarly and popular articles, try searching Academic Search Complete .

We now offer a way to search all library resources together: Use OneSearch to find books and ebooks

Keywords and Keywords in Subjects

Try using some of the words listed in the subject headings in the left box as keywords or keywords in subjects in searching the above databases. By using the word AND between two words, you narrowing down your search. Examples of keyword searches are:

Islamic AND Law

Women and Islam

Middle East and Politics


Arieff, I. (2009, May 1). Middle East peace prospects. CQ Global Researcher, 3, 119-148. Retrieved from