The purpose of this guide is to provide fast answers to frequently asked questions about composing queries for database searches. Questions like:
Designed for quick consultation, each section is laid out as a simple table, written in a terse prose style, and formatted for easy printing (click "Print This Page" on the right of the screen).
The guide is organized by interface. Sometimes, a database has its own interface (e.g. JSTOR), but more commonly a single interface provides access to multiple database titles.
Below is a listing of some of the most prominent and well documented databases pertaining to the Middle East and North Africa.
* indicates that that database is free and open to the public. The rest of the databases require affiliation with UIUC
More information can be found at the Middle East and North Africa Studies Library and on the MENA Library's database page. The database page offers brief descriptions of the various databases listed above.
Information on the following subjects can be found on the website: