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Communication & Media Sciences

A subject resource guide for Communication & Media Sciences

Class Guide

This is to help find library resources related to this special topic of researching UAE history.

Visit our Emirates Collection in both the Dubai and Abu Dhabi South Campus Libraries. These are special collections of books and resources specifically about the United Arab Emirates.

Also, visit the ZU LibGuide for UAE Information online.

Subject headings to try

Try these LC Subject Headings in the library catalog when searching for materials related to UAE history:

  • Abu Zaby
  • Dubayy
  • United Arab Emirates -- History
  • United Arab Emirates -- Pictorial works

Sample searches

Think of broader terms or combinations while searching.

Instead of searching for "coffee", try searching for:

  • emirat* AND (food OR drink)
  • hospitality AND emirat*
  • emirat* AND “social life and customs”

Instead of searching for "abaya", try searching for:

  • emirat* AND costume*
  • arab* AND costume*

Instead of searching for "national identity", try searching for:

  • emirat* AND “ethnic identity”
  • (arab* OR emirat*) AND nationalism
  • emirat* AND globalization
  • emirat* AND “social conditions”

General Web Sites about UAE History

Featured Books about UAE History

All of these titles are available in the Emirates Collection. Many more titles available.

Featured Reference Books on Countries & Cultures

These titles are available in the Reference Collection.