Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies

Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies (MECAS) is a bibliographic index of research, policy and scholarly discourse on the countries and people of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. It contains hundreds of thousands of records and coverage spanning over a century. 

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At a Glance

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Content Includes

  • More than 750,000 records
  • Coverage from 1881 to the present
  • More than 17,000 records added annually

Subjects Include

  • Arts and humanities
  • Cultural heritage
  • Economic affairs
  • Business and industry
  • Ethnic diversity and anthropology
  • International relations
  • Political affairs and law
  • Archaeology
  • Significant religious events
  • Society and social welfare

Extensive Coverage and Superior Quality 

A valuable resource for a variety of disciplines, MECAS combines sources from these databases: School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS) Library Catalogue (1900-present), Middle East Bibliography (1946-2001), Middle East Book BibliographiesTheses & Dissertations and MECAS Citations Database.