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Arab and Middle Eastern Studies: Primary Sources

This guide is intended to help you know more about Library and Internet resources in the area of Arab and Middle Eastern Studies. Use this guide as your starting point, come to the Library or Ask a Librarian for more resources and help.

What are Primary Sources ?

Primary sources are documents created during the period that is being studied; the information in a primary document is in its original form when it first appeared; it has not been published anywhere else or put into context, interpreted, filtered, condensed or evaluated by anyone else. Use the Library Catalog to Find Primary Sources in the University Libraries.

Primary sources in the Library

Search the Library Catalog

To find primary sources in the Library catalog search under your subject" e.g. Middle East -- History -- Sources

The Library hold a very important collection of  primary sources in the Archives and Special Collections. Visit ASC department or search the Library Catalog , use Advanced Search and limit your search by Location: Jafet Archives and Special Collections.