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UMass Amherst Libraries

History 491 - Mass Migration in the Modern Middle East

Primary Sources


E-Reference sources

The World Fact Book
Geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues. Produced by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Europa World Yearbook
Excellent source on individual nations, with statistics, political summaries, and economic information.

EIU Country Reports
Economist Intelligence Unit economic and political analysis and statistics, worldwide.

Full text policy papers from think tanks, research institutes, and agencies.

Countries and their cultures
Information on food, rituals, pastimes, arts, etc. of 200 nations.

Finding scholarly articles

Websites of interest

Print Reference sources

All printed reference sources are located on the Main level, Du Bois Library

New Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel REF DS149.N56 1994 2v.

Encyclopaedia of Islam. Also in print: REF DS37.E56  12v.

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World. REF BP40.E525 2004 2v.

Encyclopedia of Islamic Civilization and Religion REF BP40.E526 2008

The Muslim Almanac: A Reference Work on the History, Faith, Culture, and Peoples of Islam. REF BP40.M83 1996+

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.   REF DS35.53.O96 2009  6v.

The Jewish Year Book (Latest edition in  REF) DS153.E5A3 5768-5769 2010 5770-5771

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust. REF DS135.E8E45 2001 3v.

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel REF DS102.8.L38 2004

Historical Dictionary of Palestine REF DS102.8.N397 1997

Encyclopedia of the Palestinians REF DS113.6.E53 2005

 Historical Dictionary of Israel REF DS126.5.R38 1992

Historical Dictionary of Jordan REF DS154.G83 1991

Historical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia REF DS221.P48 2003

Historical Dictionary of the Gulf Arab States REF DS247.A15P43 1997

Historical Dictionary of Iran REF DS270.L67 1995