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Listed on this page are key reference books that provide a general overview
of a topic or help identify synonyms, related terms, or basic data. These sources often include
references and lists of further readings.
Middle East Reference Resources (print)
Online Encyclopedias and More
CIA - The World Factbook
Good place to go for background information on a country.
"A comprehensive research tool dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent."
Oxford Reference Online
100 well-known and trusted dictionaries and reference books combined into a single cross-searchable web database.
World development indicators
"The primary World Bank collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources." View selected indicators via the Internet. Also available in print: Ref. HC59.15 .W656 2012
Subject Reference Resources (print)