This resource guide serves as a general overview of the issues related to the conflict between Iraq and the United States. The guide contains selected resources available through Lovejoy Library and the Internet.
Current news available through the Web or by selecting news sources from Lovejoy Library subscription databases.
ABYZ News Links
Access to newspapers and news sources from around the world.
An Arab newspaper which provides a good English translation.
Sources of current news information about the Arab world, including country profiles for almost every nation in the Middle East.
Arab World News
News from the World News Network with links to Arabic news websites.
BBC Conflict with Iraq
The British Broadcasting Corporation’s coverage of the Iraqi situation.
CNN: War in Iraq
Comprehensive site developed by CNN to track the Iraq news story.
Foreign Media Reaction (Dept. of State)
A global round-up of editorials from foreign media and commentaries on specific major foreign policy issues or related events from major newspapers, magazines and broadcast media around the world.
Latest headlines and developments on Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Iraq News Agency
Coverage from the Iraqi perspective. Pages are available in both English and Arabic.
MSNBC News: Complete War Coverage
Reports from correspondents, war strategy graphics, maps of battle areas and images.
New York Times: A Nation at War
Continuing coverage of the war from the Times. Requires free registration
Speech and Transcript Center
Updated transcripts compiled by Gary Price includes major speeches, statements, and press briefings by world leaders and others focused on the Iraq Crisis.
War in Iraq: News from LexisNexis
Provides free access to a number of articles from Lexis/Nexis. Includes non-US newspaper articles. Lovejoy Library subscribes to Lexis/Nexis Academic Universe, which provides more in-depth news coverage.
Washington Post: Confronting Iraq
Coverage from the Washington Post.
Worldwide List of Online Newspapers
Country-by-country listing of online newspapers throughout the world.
World Press Review
Lovejoy Library’s electronic and physical holdings include: 1994-2000: WilsonSelect Plus; 1980-current: Journal Collection; 1975-1981 Microfiche
Related Online Newspapers and News Services (selected) BBC World Service: Middle East
The Guardian Online
Ha'aretz (English Edition)
Internet Jerusalem Post
Middle East Report Online
PBS Online Newshour: the Iraq War
General, background, and cultural sources about Iraq and the Middle East.
Atlas of the Arab and the Middle East, 1960.
Map Collection Noncirculating G 1785.D51960A
Background Notes: Iraq (Dept. of State)
Provides quick facts, brief history, politics, and economy information.
CIA World Factbook 2002: Iraq
Concise source of general information of Iraq.
Constitution of Iraq - Interim
International constitutional law
Features an overview of the country, political conditions, maps and articles.
Iraq: A Country Study
Provides access to the electronic version of the book published with the same name.
Print and electronic indexes that contain full-text, citations and/or abstracts of journal articles. Reference books, government documents, and organizational reports may also be cited. Indexes and abstracts may be available in print and electronic formats. Indexes and abstracts available electronically are indicated by symbol (e). Access to electronic indexes are restricted to SIUE faculty, staff, and students.
ABC Political Science Index
Continues as CSA Political Science & Government
Reference JA 71.A24
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)(e)
Subject coverage is comprehensive includes text, citations, and abstracts.
Indexed: 1984+ Text: 1990+
CSA Political Science & Government
Prior years may be under ABC Political Science
Reference JA 71.A24
Historical Abstracts (e)
Provides coverage of world history, except for the U.S. & Canada; includes citations and abstracts. 1974+ and Reference D 299.H5: 1955-1996
World literature, history, religion, archaeology; citations and abstracts. 1984+
Z 7835.M6L6SUPPL, 1956-1975
International Political Science Abstracts
Scope is political science; citations and abstracts.
Reference JA 36.I5: 1951-1991
Complete full-text archive of 169 major research journals. Starting dates vary with publication.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (e)
Full-text of major newspapers and news programs from around the world.
Choose the news category “World News” and the news source “Middle East/Africa. 1988+
Military & Government Collection(EBSCO)(e)
Cover-to-cover full-text of current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Indexed: 1984+ Text: 1990+
National Newspapers (ProQuest) (e)
Full text from nine major U.S. newspapers: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.
News Illinois Special Report: War with Iraq (e) (Library Workstations Only)
NewsBank’s references to UN documents and publications. 1997+
Newspaper Source (EBSCO) (e)
Selected articles from more than 140 U.S. and international newspapers. 1994+
PAIS International (e)
Political science, foreign affairs, international relations, public and social policy; citations and abstracts. 1972+
Periodical Abstracts(EBSCO) (e)
Covers all subjects; includes citations, abstracts, text. 1987+
Quarterly Index Islamicus
Reference Z 7835.M6 Q8 1977-1993
Social Sciences Abstracts (e)
Anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, political science, sociology; includes citations, abstracts. 1983+
Social Sciences Index
Anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, political science, sociology; includes citations.
Reference AI 3.S62 1974+
Social Sciences & Humanities Index
History, literature, anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, political science, sociology; includes citations.
Reference AI 3.S6 1960-1974
Sociological Abstracts (e)
Sociology and related disciplines; includes citations and abstracts. 1974+
Wilson’s Humanities Abstracts(OVID) (e)
World literature, history, religion, archaeology; includes citations and abstracts. 1984+
Scholarly and popular publications related to Middle East studies.
American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures
Arab Studies Quarterly
1990-current: Academic Search Premier database
1994-current: Periodical Abstracts database
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
1996-current: Academic Search Premier database; 1991-1999: JSTOR
Bulletin (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Bulletin of the School of Oriental Studies, University of London
1977-1995: Microfiche; 1960-1976: Microfilm
1964-2003: Academic Search Premier; 2002-2003: Journal Collection; 1968/69-2001: Microfiche; 1922/23-1967/68: Microfilm
International Journal of Middle East studies
1980-current: Journal Collection; 1970-1979: Storage; 1970-1979: JSTOR
2002-current: Journal Collection; 1964-2000: Journal Collection
Journal of Near Eastern Studies
1942-1997: JSTOR; 1980-1992; 1994-2002: Microfiche; 1993: Journal Collection;
Journal of Palestine Studies
Journal of the American Oriental Society
MERIP Middle East Report
Middle East Journal
1995-current: Periodical Abstracts database; Current year: Journal Collection;
1980-2002: Microfiche; 1947-1979: Microfilm
Middle East Report
Middle Eastern Studies
1995-current: Periodical Abstracts database; 1971-1999: Journal Collection
1975-current: Academic Search Premier; 1977-2002: Microfiche; 1955-1976: Microfilm
Near Eastern Archaeology
2001-current: Journal Collection; 1999-2000: Journal Collection
1990-current: Academic Search Premier; 1999-2003: Journal Collection; 1977-1999: Microfiche; 1933-1977: Microfilm
Peace and Change
1985-current: Academic Search Premier; 2002-current: Journal Collection; 1991-2001 Microfiche
1990-2003: Academic Search Premier; 2002-2003: Journal Collection; 1923-1971, 1977-2002: Microfiche; 1972-1977: Microfilm
U.S. News & World Report
1990-current: Academic Search Premier; 2002-2003: Journal Collection; 1977-2002: Microfiche; 1948-1977: Microfilm
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
1995-current: Military and Government Collection (EBSCO)
1948-1995: JSTOR; 1995-2003: Project Muse; 1976/77-2001/02: Microfiche; 1948/49-1975/76: Microfilm
For more information on how to locate journals in electronic or print formats, consult the Locating Journals at Lovejoy Library research guide.
Location of books in Lovejoy’s Library’s collections and other resources including Library of Congress subject headings and call number ranges for Iraq.
Biographical Dictionary of the Middle East
Reference DS 62.4.S53 1991
Ready Reference CT 100.C8
Dictionary of International Biography
Reference CT 101.D5 (1963-2001)
Newsmakers (formerly Contemporary Newsmakers)
Reference CT 120.C664
Oxford Desk Dictionary of People and Places
Reference G 103.5.O92 1999
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World
Reference DS 35.53.O95 1995 v.1-4
Political Leaders of the Contemporary Middle East & North Africa: A Biographical Dictionary
Reference DS 61.5.P65 1990
International Year Book and Statesman's Who's Who
Ready Ref JA 51.I57 (2001 in Ready Ref; earlier years in stacks)
Subject Specific Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Handbooks
CultureGrams. World ed., 2002
Reference GT 150.C852002 v. 1-4.
Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East
Reference DS 43.E53 1996
Europa World Year Book, 43rd ed., 2002
Ready Reference JN 1.e862002
Global Studies. Middle East
Reference DS 41 .G56 2000 (earlier years in stacks)
Historical Dictionary of Arab and Islamic Organizations
Reference DS 36.55.C57 2001
Historical Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israel Conflict
Reference DS 119.7.H544 1996
The Middle East (Congressional Quarterly)
Reference DS 63.1. M484 2000
The Middle East and North Africa
Reference DS 49.M5 2003
Political Dictionary of the Arab World
Reference DS 37.S531987
Political Encyclopedia of the Middle East
Reference DS 62.8.P64 1999
Political Parties of the Middle East and North Africa
Reference JQ1758.A979 P65 1994
The United States in the Middle East: A Historical Dictionary
Reference DS 63.2.U5S384 1988
Yearbook of the United Nations (1946-1986)
Reference JX 1977.A37Y4
To find books related to the Iraqi crisis, search I-Share, (the Library Catalog). Using any of these exact Library of Congress Subject Headings:
Arab countries Foreign relations United States
|Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991 Atrocities|
Disarmament On-site inspection Iraq
|Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991 Economic aspects|
Economic Sanctions Iraq
|Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991 Maps|
Iran-Iraq War, 1980-1988
|Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991 Psychological aspects|
Iraq Foreign relations Iran
Iraq Foreign relations Israel
|Iraq Miliary policy|
Iraq Foreign relations Soviet Union
|Iraq Miliary relations United States|
Iraq Foreign relations United States
|Iraq Political activity|
|Iraq Politics and government 1991-|
Iraq Historical geography
|Iraq relations United States|
Iraq Historical geography Maps
|Iraq Religion Dictionaries|
Iraq History 1534-1901
|Iraq Religion Maps|
Iraq History 1921
|Iraq Religious life and customs|
Iraq History 1958
|Iraq Road maps|
Iraq History 634-1534
|Iraq Rural conditions|
Iraq History Civil War, 1991
|Iraq Social life and customs|
Iraq History To 634
|Iraq Strategic aspects|
Iraq History To 634 Historiography
|Iraqi property United States|
Iraq History To 634 Sources
|Nuclear disarmament Iraq|
Iraq Intellectual life
|Persian Gulf War, 1991|
Iraq International relations
|United States Foreign relations Arab countries|
Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991
|United States Foreign relations Iraq|
Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991 Atlases
|Weapons of mass destruction Iraq|
DS 36-39 Arab countries DS 38 Islamic world DS 251-326 Iran DS 67-79 Iraq JX International law; international relations
For resources not available at Lovejoy Library (SIUE faculty, staff, and students) may use I-Share (CARLI Libraries), a union catalog of 56 libraries in Illinois or World Cat, a union catalog of holdings of thousands of libraries worldwide. Ask for assistance at the Information Desk.
Many government documents are available on the Web. Others are available in Lovejoy’s Library collections or available through online subscription databases.
Major publications of the CIA related to Iraqi situation.
CRS Reports on Iraq
Provides access to Congressional Research Services Reports, distributed by the State Department’s Foreign Press Centers.
Estimated Cost of a War With Iraq
The September 30, 2002 letter from the Congressional Budgeting Office, offering estimates on the budgetary cost of a war with Iraq.
Government Views of Iraq
Online government resources on Iraq with links to speeches, press conferences, and Congressional hearings compiled by City College Libraries.
Iraq: A Decade of Deception and Defiance
The September 2002 report from the White House providing presidential remarks and documentation of Iraq defiance of UN resolutions.
Iraq Update: U.S. Department of State
Provides latest public information. Locate fact sheets, UN information, history timelines, and other web sites about Iraq.
Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction
A 55-page report prepared by the British Government on the state of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
National Security Strategy of the United States
Links to the pdf version.
Presidential Address to the Nation (March 17, 2003)
Text of President Bush’s speech to the nation.
War with Iraq (Dartmouth College Libraries)
Primary sources related to the war with Iraq.
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Presidential speeches accessible through the Government Printing Office.
Publications of the United Nations
Security Council Resolution 1441
Online text of Security Council resolution 1441, adopted November 8, 2002.
UN News Centre
Provides current news from the perspective of the United Nations on the Iraqi crisis.
UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC)
Responsible for monitoring Iraq’s disarmament of weapons of mass destruction
United Nations Oil for Food Programme
Documents the United Nations Oil for Food programme.
Links of web resources compiled by libraries, organizations, and interest groups.
Alternative Resources on the U.S.-Iraq Conflict
Resources offering varying viewpoints on Iraqi conflict produced by the International Responsibilities Task Force of the American Library Association.
Catalog of selected Internet resources on Iraq.
Conflict with Iraq: A Research Guide
Provides access to related sources, with a special interest on US documents and position papers.
Council on Foreign Relations: Iraq Resource Center
Research center dedicated to increasing America’s understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy.
Foreign Affairs Online
Annotated links to resources on international relations, law and U.S. foreign policy, and texts of constitutions of different countries.
Publishes research and commentaries on domestic, economic, foreign, and defense policy. See special section: War in Iraq.
INFOMine Scholarly Internet Resource Collections (Univ. of Calif.)
Comprehensive virtual library and reference tool for academic and scholarly Internet resources.
Middle East Studies Internet Resources
Maintained by the Columbia University Libraries. Includes links to bibliographies, news sources, resources by subject, directories, Encyclopaedia of the Orient (formerly Encylopaedia Arabica), and electronic journals and newspapers on the Middle East.
Iraq (Portals To the World)
The Library of Congress project provides extensive coverage of available Internet resources for countries and selected topics. The Iraq web site provides a comprehensive listing, with annotations of web sites.
Iraq War Debate (Univ. of Mich. Documents Center)
Extensive list of references to web sites, government documents, think tanks, news, and more.
The National Review Online
Up-to-the-minute conservative commentary on politics, news, and culture.
Saban Center for Middle East Policy (Brookings Institution)
Analysis and commentary of the Iraqi situation.
War with Iraq: Costs, Consequences, and Alternatives
Examines the political, military, and economic consequences of war with Iraq.
The Weekly Standard
News and commentary from a conservative perspective.
Acknowledgement of contributions that were provided by Linda Carlisle, Social Science Librarian. If you have questions or comments about this research guide, please contact Lydia Jackson, Instruction Librarian, Lovejoy Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org.