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British Policy in the Middle East, 1914-1948: Online Catalog

This is a guide to researching British policy in the Middle East from 1914-1948

Online Catalog

We have a new online catalog fall semester, 2022, which is undergoing various improvements.  It does not work exactly the way these older directions below portray.  Some of the information about subject headings may still be useful.

It is possible to do a quick and dirty, one box keyword search of the contents of the MSU Libraries' web site, starting at the top left of the Libraries' home page.  The results will be sorted into several categories to follow up on:  articles from journals, books/media from our online catalog, databases, library research guides like this one, other.  To learn to do more traditional online catalog searches read on.

Use Books and Media (online catalog)to find books on your topic.  Several types of searches are possible:  keyword (topic words out of your own head), author, title, author/title combination, or subjectsSubject headings are words and phrases established by the Library of Congress that describe a work based what a cataloger determines it is actually about.  Computers can search for keywords but they can not think.  Better quality retrieval results from using subject headings than keywords.  Below are some subject headings relevant to work on British policy in the Middle East from 1914-1948.  Organizations and individuals may also be subjects; they are not listed here comprehensively.  For more possibilities consult the Library of Congress' List of Subject Headings,  a set of fat red books found in Reference at Z 696...

Arab countries--history--20th c.

Arab countries--history--Arab Revolt, 1916-1918

Arab countries--politics and government

Arab nationalism

Balfour declaration

Ben Gurion, David, 1886-1973

Bevin, Ernest,  1881-1951

Great Britain--colonies--history

Great Britain--foreign relations--20th c.

Great Britain--foreign relations--1901-1936

Great Britain--foreign relations--1936

Great Britain--foreign relations--1936-1945

Great Britain--history--20th c.

Great Britain--history--George V, 1910-1936

Great Britain--history--Edward VIII, 1936

Great Britain--history--George VI, 1936-1952

Great Britain--politics and government--20th c.

Great Britain--politics and government, 1910-1936

Great Britain--politics and government, 1936

Great Britain--politics and government, 1936-1945

Haganah Organization

Hejaz (Saudi Arabia)



Iraq--history--Revolt, 1920


Iraq--history--Hashemite Kingdom, 1921-1958


Jewish-Arab relations--history--1917-1948

Jewish Agency

Jewish nationalism


Jordan--history--20th c.



Jordan--politics and government

League of Nations


Mandates--Great Britain



Mandates--Middle East


Middle East

Middle East--politics and government-1914-1945






Palestine--history--Arab Rebellion--1936-1939

Palestine--history--Arab riots, 1920 [or 1949]

Palestine--history--Proposed Partition, 1937

Palestine--history--Partition, 1947

Palestine--politics and government, 1917-1948

Paris Peace Conference, 1919-1920

Partition, territorial

Samuel, Herbert Louis Vicount, 1870-1963



Terrorism--religious aspects


World Zionist Organization



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