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History - African & Middle Eastern

A guide to library and quality web resources useful for Africa & Mideast history research

Why Use Reference Works?

Reference works include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, directories, and other succinct background or factual materials to aid in research.

  • They may give you a succinct overview of a topic. 
  • They may help you identify a topic to explore in depth.
  • They may provide quick, reliable facts.
  • They may include bibliographies that will lead you to detailed studies.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Handbooks

Bilingual Dictionaries

Atlases & Maps

Biographical Information

Country History Overviews

Statistics