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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility: Middle Eastern Studies

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Janice Grover



                                             Photograph of middle eastern children.

Photograph A110, Box 2, F. Paul Baxter papers, 1958-2020, 400080, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming. 

Welcome to the Middle Eastern Studies Guide. This guide was designed by librarians at UW Libraries and archivists at the UW American Heritage Center to provide information and resources related to Middle Eastern Studies. You will find tabs with information on UW Libraries databases, collections at the AHC, and outside resources. 

Tips for Keyword Searches

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We understand that the hardest part of doing research can be identifying keywords. Here are some suggested keywords from your friendly UW library faculty: 

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Countries and Regions:

  • Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Yemen
  • Greater Middle East, MENAT (Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey)


  • Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Coptic (dialect)


  • Islam (Sunni/Sunnism, Shia/Shi'ism), Sufism, Judaism, Christianity, Yazidism, Druze faith, Baháʼí Faith, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism

*Note: These lists are not exhaustive. Please refer to library reference materials (books, online encyclopedias, etc.) for additional information, or contact a librarian at for further assistance with keywords and keyword searching in the library system.