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  • CultureGrams
    Geopolitical and cultural information on countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces.
  • Global Issues in Context
    International viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events.
  • World Geography
    eographical, political, social, economic, and cultural sources of information.

Accessing Databases from Home

If you are at home, click on the Niles North database link below, select the database you'd like to use, and enter your student login for access.



    How to Cite a Database Article

    Most of the databases Niles North subscribes to will create the source citations for you. Look for the following tabs: Citation Tools, Generate Citation, Cite Now!, etc. Click on the tab and copy and paste the source citation into your Bibliography / Works Cited page. If you are using a database that does not cite for you, use a free online citation maker (Easybib, Knightcite).


      Middle East


        Databases v. Websites

        Databases and eBooks: Authoritative Content from Respected Sources

        • Paid for by the library. (Think of them as premium cable channels.)
        • Cannot be easily searched in Google.
        • Includes sources written by professors, scholars, journalists, etc.
        • Authority of information is verified by editors and publishers.

        Websites : Onus* Is on You to Verify the Content  

        • Access is free. No one is paying for the content.
        • Anyone can publish a website. The information included is often not verified by anyone.
        • Must examine with a critical eye. You need to spend time determining if content is correct.

        *Onus means responsibility. It's your responsibility to be sure the content is correct. It's a better use of your time to use the library databases, when possible.


          Print Resources


          Look for the following books (and more) on the class cart.

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          Can Democracy Succeed in the Middle East? - Jann Einfeld (Editor)
          Call Number: 320.95 CAN
          ISBN: 9780737733938
          Publication Date: 2006-09-22

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          Muslim Women Reformers - Ida Lichter
          Call Number: 323.09 LIC
          ISBN: 9781591027164
          Publication Date: 2009-05-26

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          The Arab Uprisings - James L. Gelvin
          Call Number: 956.05 GEL
          ISBN: 9780199891771
          Publication Date: 2012-03-06


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