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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.


This guide is intended to help LCC students find and use information resources to broaden understanding of the Middle East and North Africa. The focus here is contemporary social and political issues and is limited to resources in English.

This guide does not address all time periods, countries, religions, or cultures that have historically flourished in the region. Some countries, such as Pakistan, Turkey and the former Soviet Republics, while critical to understanding the modern Middle East, are not specifically included in this guide.

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Manuscript page from Manafi'al-Hayawan (On the Usefulness of Animals), 1315. Image from Smithsonian Digital Collections.

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