Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East. (Ref. DS 43 .E53 2004) This is a multi-volume title that contains scholarly articles.
Encyclopedia of the Palestinians. (Ref. DS 113.6 .E53 2000)
Concise Encyclopedia of the Middle East. (Ref. DS 43 .H47)
Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa. (Ref. CT 1866 .B56 2008)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World. (Ref. DS 35.53 .O96 2009; also available online
Oxford History of Islam. (BP 50 .O95 1999; also available online)
Encyclopedia Judaica. (Print edition, Ref. DS 102.8 .E65 2007)
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa
Dictionary of the Middle East. (Ref. DS 43 .H57 1996)
The Middle East Political Dictionary. (Ref. DS 61 .Z58 1984)
The United States in the Middle East: A Historical Dictionary. (Ref. DS 63.2 .U5 S384 1998)
A Popular Dictionary of Islam. (Ref. BP 40 .N48 1992)
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. (Ref. BP 40 .O95 2003; also available online)
Gulf Crisis Chronology. (Ref. DS 79.72 .G818 1991)
Persian Gulf War Almanac. (Ref. DS 79.72 .S862 1995)
Political and Diplomatic History of the Arab World, 1900-1967: A Chronological Study. (Ref. DS 62.8 .M35)
The Longman Companion to the Middle East since 1914. (Ref. DS 62.4 .O94 1998) This book is good for factual information like short biographies, chronologies, glossaries, rulers, etc.
The Arab-Israel Dispute. (DS 119.7 .P4497 1996)
The Europa World Year Book. (Ref. JN 1 .E85) For each country there is a lengthy survey and then statistical information on the economy, etc.
Political Handbook of the World. (Ref. JF 37 .P6)
Country Studies Scroll through the list.
Atlas of the Middle East. (Ref. G 2205 .A853 2003)
Historical Atlas of Islam. (Ref. G 1786 .S1 R9 2004)
Gateways - The following sites are a great place to begin as they provide a tour d' horizon of the field: associations, libraries, news and much more.
The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
This site will provide gateways for specific countries.
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies This site has a number of "hot" topics.
H-Mideast Politics This is a discussion forum; book reviews, too.
Area and Regional Studies Scroll down to Middle Eastern Studies.
Middle East and North Africa Good for economic statistics.
Maps and Atlases
Middle East Maps From the University of Texas.
Background Notes From the US State Department.
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Also from the State Department. Click on the country for more information.
Glossary of Islamic Terms and Concepts