History Research Guide

Finding Sources Across Time and Space

Freely Available Primary Source Collections

Employ advanced search strategies to meet your specific needs when using online search engines.

  • Qatar Digital Library: "This growing archive covers modern history and culture of the Gulf and wider region"
  • The Digital Library of the Middle East: "...offers free and open access to the rich cultural legacy of the Middle East and North Africa by bringing together collections from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions." Key partners: Qatar National Library & Stanford Libraries

Paid-for Primary Source Collections

The library subscribes to the following databases that include primary source content related to countries within the Middle East.

Scholarly &/or Secondary Sources

The below databases are good places to start when looking for scholarly secondary sources on historical topics relating to the Middle East.

If your topic is interdisciplinary, one of the following databases may be helpful.