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History: Middle East

A guide to resources for the areas of history at Monash University

Primary Sources

Lunch interrupted?

"Lunch interrupted?" from the UK National Archives flickr.

Primary sources for Middle Eastern History including letters, diaries, visual materials, recordings, original digitised works, transcripts, newspapers and much more can be found on the Primary Sources tab on this page.


Look at the relevant sections of the Newspapers guide

Reference works can offer a brief overview of a topic, clarify concepts, and provide bibliographies for further reading.

If you can't find something relevant above then go to Search and copy the search below (replace sufism with your own keywords)

Searching for reference works

If you'd like to go browse the shelves, some relevant locations are listed below. Otherwise you can search for books (print and electronic) in Search.
Iran 955
Middle East 956
1945-1980 956.04
Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949 956.042
Iraq 956.7
Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Israel, Jordan 956.9

In History there are, broadly speaking, two types of databases. Those you use to find primary sources and those you use for journal articles. For primary sources look at the Primary Sources library guide.    

For journal articles, books, theses, conference papers and more:

For more, look at the full list of History databases