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Middle East and North Africa Studies: Getting Started: Books & Tools

The Middle East and North Africa

Map courtesy of the Nations Online Project.

Finding Books

Using Our Arabic-Language Keyboards

Our public computers are equipped with dual-alphabet keyboards (English QWERTY and Arabic) to assist you in your research. To use the Arabic keyboard:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click Region and Language
  4. Choose the “Keyboards and Languages” tab
  5. Click Change Keyboards
  6. Next to the “Installed Services” field, click Add
  7. Click the + next to Arabic (Egypt)
  8. Click the + next to Keyboard
  9. Select the box next to Arabic (101)
  10. Keep clicking OK to exit out of the setup process

You will now see an EN to the right of the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. You can click it to switch between EN (English) and AR (Arabic).

Romanization Tables

Library of Congress Romanization tables, which you will need in order to search library catalogs:

Subject Guide

Esmeralda Kale
(847) 491-7684
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Il 60208
Website / Blog Page
Subjects:African Studies

Research and Media Assistant

Gene Kannenberg Jr.
Africana Collection
Level 5, East Tower
Main Library
1970 N. Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208