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Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Research Guide: Finding Books

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Use discoverE to find books, journals, videos, government documents, microfilm collections and other materials at the Emory libraries, which include Woodruff, Pitts Theology, Health Sciences Center, McMillan Law, Guy Chemistry, Math & Science Center and, Oxford libraries.

Subject Headings

One way of finding books in DiscoverE is by inputting subject headings related to the topic you are researching. For example, if you are writing a paper on 20th century Arabic poetry, you could enter the following subject phrase in the subject field:
arabic poetry 20th century history and criticism

You will get a number of all the books we have in the library where this phrase is listed in the subject heading of the book record. If you want to look at English lanuage items, just filter out the language of choice from the column on the left.

Below are brief lists of sample subject headings for you to practice with. For an in-depth list of interest to your topic, contact your subject librarian.

Middle Eastern Studies

The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 -- Israel-Arab War, 1967 -- Israel-Arab War, 1973 ; Intifada,1987 -- Al-Aqsa Intifada, 2000-  
Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-1967 -- Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1967-1973 -- Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1973-1993 -- Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1993-


Iraq 

Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991
Anfal Campaign, iraq, 1986-1989  
Iraq War, 2003- Iraq Under the Hashemite Kingdom: Iraq--History--1921-1958
On July 14, 1958, the monarchy was violently overthrown by Col.Abd Al-Karim Qasim and the Free Officers; Iraq--History--Revolution, 1958 Iraq--History--1958-1979  (From the beginning of the Republic until the advent of Saddam Hussein. Several revolutionary regimes liquidated each ther successively, until 1979, when Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq)
The Saddam Hussein Era and Beyond:    
Iraq--History--1979-1991 Iraq--History--1991-2003 Iraq--History--2003-

Lebanon

Druze-Maronite Relations The 1958 U.S. Intervention  Israeli Interventions :  1982-1985 -- 1996 -- 2006
Lebanon--History--1516- Lebanon--History--1516-1918 Lebanon--History--1946-
Lebanon--History--1946-1975 Lebanon--History--1990- Lebanon--History--20th Century
Lebanon--History--Civil War, 1975-1990  

 Egypt

1919 Insurrection -- Suez War (1956) -- Monarchy until 1952 -- Egypt Under Nasser -- Under Sadat -- Under Mubarak -- The Arab Spring -- Egypt--History--1250-1517 (Under Mamelukes rule)-- Egypt--History--1517-1882 -- Egypt--History--1798- -- Egypt--History--1919-1952 -- Egypt--History--1952-1970 (Under Gamal Abdul Nasser) -- Egypt--History--1970-1981 (Under Anwar Sadat) -- Egypt--History--1981- (Under Hosni Mubarak).


Syria

Syria--History--Civil War, 2011-

Syria--History--1516-1918

 Syria--History--French Occupation, 1918-1946

Syria--History--Insurrection, 1925-1927

Syria--History--634-750

Syria--History--750-1260

 

 

 

Language & Literature

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