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Reference for History

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Middle Eastern History

This is a brief guide to material at BC providing reference (dictionaries, encyclopedia, biographies, bibliographies, indices, and more) on historical topics.

Reference for Middle Eastern and North African History

This page provides access points to BC's subscriptions to reference material for Middle Eastern and North African history. Here, you can find resources for finding definitions (e.g., dictionaries); suggested scholarly material (e.g., bibliographies); as well as background material and explanations written by experts in their fields (e.g., in encyclopedia and handbooks).  

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    Find Scholarly Sources

    This list includes bibliographies, indices, and other reference works designed to provide curated lists of essential reading and/or comprehensive lists of material published on specific topic. Most of these databases require you "find it @ BC" once you discover a relevant title.

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    Handbooks and Companions

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    For additional help

    For additional recommendations, contact your subject liaison (Dr. Bee Lehman) at brittany.lehman@bc.edu or schedule an appointment with them.