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History : Middle East: Overview

Welcome UAFS Researchers

The guide highlights resources useful for the study of history of the Middle East.  The tabs in the guide provide active links to databases, online catalogs, web sites, and  information on citing sources. 

The term Middle East  has been used to include the following present-day countries and states in northeastern Africa and Southwestern Asia:  Bahrain, Eqypt, Iran,  Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrai, Turkey, United Srab Emirates, West Bank/Gaza Strip, and Yemen.

Great Umayyed Mosque of Damascus

                                   The Great Umayyed Mosque of Damascus, Syria, and Khazne (Treasury)  James Gordon

Known also as the Great Mosque of Damascus, this is one of the oldest and largest mosques in the world.  It is located in the old city of Damascus and is considered one of the fourth- holiest places in Islam.  This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.


Multisearches are similar to GOOGLE searches. They retrieve a lot of information quickly regardless of the source and the format.  Results from multusearches must generally be narrowed by publication date range, type of document, additional keywords or subject limiters.  

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Office Phone: 479-788-7204  
 Services Available From Your Research Librarian:
  • Research Consultations (walk in or appointment)
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