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Middle East and North Africa

A guide to resources available through the LCC Library and online for research on the modern Middle East and North Africa.

General resources

Library of Congress Country Studies  Description and analysis of the social, economic, political systems throughout the world.

CIA World Factbook Broad information for 266 world entities.

Illustrated Guide to the African and Middle East Reading Room  Collections at the Library of Congress.

Human Rights Watch Middle East and North Africa  Access to reports and activities focusing on human rights.

Middle East Institute  Many white papers, expert viewpoints, and online exhibits.

Perry-Castaneda Library Middle East Map Collection Extensive collection of historic and contemporary maps from the University of Texas at Austin.

Arab American Institute  Based in Washington, DC, AAI supports Arab Americans in political and civic life in the United States.