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History - African & Middle Eastern

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

LibrarySearch

Use LibrarySearch to find resources from all disciplines.

REFINE YOUR SEARCH

Don't forget to use the date limit if you want to narrow results to the most recent content (for secondary sources) or to a specific date range for primary sources contemporary to your topic. Click Show More to limit to a specific month and year.

Limit To

African & Mideast Newspapers

Middlebury does not have any historical collections of African or Middle Eastern newspapers.  LexisNexis has some regional news sources but they are mainly within the past 10 years or less and you must choose them from the Sources menu. You will likely need to borrow historical newspapers on microfilm via Interlibrary loan.

British and U.S. Newspapers

Use one of these news databases to get U.S. or British coverage of the region or to pinpoint dates of major events.

More Newspapers

Newspaper Indexing

A Word About Newspaper Indexing

Keep in mind that many newspapers were not indexed until the 1960's or later. Even on newspaper Web sites, indexing often does not go back before the 1980's, if that. For earlier time periods, you will need to determine the dates important for your research, request the relevant microfilm and scan the newspapers themselves for your topic. Keep in mind that this type of searching is laborious, so try to narrow the time period you intend to cover.

TIP: Try using the indexes of the papers in our collection (e.g., New York Times) to pinpoint dates of important events.