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Modern Middle East: Books

Help with research for Kris Cornelis' Hist 240 course.

Books @ CCS Libraries

Use the Search Box on the Library webpage to locate books from the CCS Libraries.

Suggested subject searches: 

  • Middle East
  • Arab countries

*Tip* To find books with primary sources, look for the following subheadings: correspondence, diaries, interviews, personal narratives, sources, speeches, documents.

Get Items from Partner Libraries

The SCC Library participates in a cooperative of Partner Libraries in the Inland Northwest, including Gonzaga University.  

You may use the SCC Library Search to find books in our Partner Libraries. Request the book to be sent to the SCC Library for pick up or go directly to the partner library and use your student ID card at the checkout/circulation desk. 


These are collections of digital books you can download or read online 24/7. Subjects range from art to law to science. Most eBooks allow advanced functions such as printing of selected pages, highlighting, and more.

Note: If you are off-campus, you will need to sign-in with your Bigfoot username & password to use these databases. Need help? Go to the CCS IT Student Helpdesk or contact the library.

Can't Find What You Want In SCC/SFCC Collections?

If you find a book or article that does not seem to be available in the SCC/SFCC Library collections, contact a librarian to request the item. We usually can get books and articles from other libraries for you to borrow for free. If the item is not available to be loaned, we'll do our best to help you find an accessible item that suits your need.

To get books or articles we don't own, either contact a librarian directly or submit an online interlibrary loan request.

Keep in mind that it may take ten days to two weeks or more for materials to arrive.

Library Hours(509) 533-8821 Toll Free: (800) 248-5644 ext. 8821