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Modern Egypt and the transformations in Egypt and regionally related to the "Arab Spring" and its aftermath.



Try, e.g. kw search: Egypt and Mubarak. Offers balanced coverage on a wide-range of topics including social sciences, humanities, education, science and technology. Comprised of more than 3,500 indexed and full-text titles — of which 2,100 are peer-reviewed — in all disciplines with more than 20 years of backfile coverage.

General Reference Sources

Country Studies

Background note produced by the U.S. State Department

Provides a standard set of facts for all countries of the world.

General Reference Works

Recommended for recent articles with background information about the current situation. Use quick search: Egypt and Mubarak. This index to journal articles and reports covers all the social sciences, including economics in the context of international affairs. Best source for issues such as international trade and economic policy.

Internet Resources


Commentary from Egyptian novelist Ahdaf Souef.

Interesting blog from Egypt

Open Access Resources

Jadaliyya is an independent Ezine produced by ASI (Arab Studies Institute), a network of writers associated with the Arab Studies Journal (

Web Sites

Al Jazeera is the only Arabic News Channel in the Middle East offering news coverage 24 hours a day from around the world with focus on the hottest regions of conflict. Founded in 1996, and based in Qatar, the Al Jazeera focuses primarily on news coverage and analysis. Programs are devoted to various topics including Politics, Business, Culture, Sports, and Health. Programming also includes a wide selection of political talk shows and documentaries with uncensored debates and free arguments covering events as they happen. This source contains noteworthy segments that are translated and transcribed.

Middle East news from the British Broadcasting Corporation

Periodical and Newspaper subscriptions

News Sources

For Middle East regional coverage of the situation in Egypt, start with: SEARCH -> Region/Topic Search -> Search Entire Article: Tahrir -> Regions: Middle East Then you can create an alert for this search to automatically receive new titles via email. Full-text summaries of foreign newspaper articles, conference proceedings, radio and television broadcasts, periodicals, and non-classified technical reports. Formerly published as FBIS and JPRS Reports.

Library Information

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West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
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Wilson Library

309 19th Ave. S.
West Bank, Minneapolis Campus
Service Desk: 612-624-3321

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