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Israel and Hamas

Resources for learning about the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Researching the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Use this guide to find articles, books, videos, and more on topics related to Israel, Palestine, Hamas, etc. Make sure that you notice the publication date of any resource that you find - as there have been conflicts between Israel and Palestine throughout history. It is also very important to consider each source and evaluate it carefully (see the Evaluate Sources page). If you are having trouble finding or evaluating sources, ask a librarian for help.

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Old City, Jerusalem, Israel, cropped photo by Sander Crombach on Unsplash

Newspaper Databases

Read newspaper articles from all over the world. These databases are updated daily with new articles.


These "explainers" take a very complex issue and try to present all sides so that you can better understand the reasons behind the current conflict.

Research Basics

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Explore and Refine Your Topic

Before you settle on a topic, it's a good idea to do some background research first. The library is a great source for background information! After you've found some background information, you can refine or narrow your topic. Remember, the shorter your final paper, the narrower your topic needs to be.

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Search For Sources

After you've refined your topic, it's time to start searching for sources. Do you need books, articles, or something else? You may find that you need to adjust or even change your topic once you start searching for sources. It is a normal part of the research process to go back to the Explore and Refine phase and start going in a different direction. 

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Read & Evaluate Your Sources

It's always a good idea to evaluate sources before using them in your assignment. Do you need to have scholarly sources or the most recent research?

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Write & Cite

Pull everything together to share your argument and your evidence. Tie ideas from your sources together with your own thoughts and analysis to make a compelling case.

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Search Tips

These search tips will help you conduct more precise and effective searches. This means you will get better results! Taking a few minutes to review these tips and suggestions will save you lots of time in the long run. Remember, a librarian can help you at any point in your research process.

Online Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases is the same as what you use to log in to myPittCC and Moodle. The username is your entire myPittCC email address ( 

Community logins are available to Pitt County residents with PCC library cards and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Scroll down and look for the "Community Login" section.