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History : Middle East: Articles

A research guide to primary and secondary sources for Middle Eastern history.

Sample journals: Journal of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Asso., British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Muslim World, Journal of Ancient Near East History and International Journal of Middle East Studies

Find Articles on Modern Middle East History

Historical Abstracts is the best database to use when looking for academic journal articles in the field of modern world history including Middle East history for the period 1450 to the present.


Link your search terms using the AND connector. For example: ottoman and jews. On the search results screen, use the options on the left toolbar to narrow your search results. To find the fulltext of the article (if not provided directly in the database), click on the "Check for Full Text" button and work your way through the screens. Not all articles will be online, some may only be in print, others may not be available at the UW. Articles from journals which the UW does not own can be requested via Interlibrary loan.