Researcher Resources

  • Research Guides This page contains guides and pathfinders that help users navigate the rich and diverse African, Jewish, and Middle Eastern collections housed at the Library of Congress. These include research guides to collections organized by language, and sub-collections grouped by format, subject, topic, historical period or acquisition source.
  • Finding Aids These Finding Aids represent specific collections located in the African & Middle Eastern Reading Room.
  • E-Resources & Databases Presented here are links to hundreds of African Studies, Jewish Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies related subscription databases and freely available online resources. While subscription databases are only accessible on public computer terminals, whether in the African & Middle Eastern Reading Room or elsewhere on the Library of Congress campus, freely available online resources can be accessed from anywhere
  • Online Exhibits Presented here are online companions to past thematic collection exhibits.
  • Story Maps Story Maps at the Library of Congress are immersive web applications that tell the incredible stories of the Library‚Äôs collections through narrative, multimedia, and interactive maps.