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POLS 363: Israeli Politics in the Middle East: Encyclopedias and other reference sources

Guide to information resources for the course research project.

Best general purpose reference sources

  • Blackwell Reference Online    
    Contains the complete texts of almost 300 encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works from Blackwell Publishing, including the Blackwell Companions.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica    
    Online version of the famous encyclopedia.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library    
    A collection of specialized reference works.
  • Oxford Reference Online    
    Contains the complete texts of over 100 Oxford University Press dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference titles.
  • Reference Universe    
    Search across the indexes of many reference works with this unique tool. Earlham does not have all of the works indexed; the little book icon next to the title indicates we have it.

Specialized sources

  • The contemporary Middle East : a documentary history by John Felton.  Reference: DS42 .F44 2008
  • Dictionary of the Israeli-Palestineian conflict: culture,history, politics. Reference: DS 119.7 .F3813 2005
  • An historical encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli conflict edited by Bernard Reich. Reference: DS 119.7 .H544 1996
  • Israel in the Middle East : documents and readings on society, politics, and foreign relations, pre-1948 to the present  edited by Itamar Rabinovich and Jehuda Reinharz.  Reference: DS126.5 .I784 2008
  • Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East & North Africa, Philip Mattar, editor in chief.  Reference: DS43 .E53 2004
  • Historical dictionary of United States-Middle East relations by Peter L. Hahn.  Reference: DS63.2.U5 H3472 2007
  • The Middle East. Reference: DS63.1 .M484 2007
  • The Routledge atlas of the Arab-Israeli conflict by Martin Gilbert. Reference: G2236.S1 G52 2005

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