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Database articles about specific Mesopotamian Empires
Sumerians
Sumer from Mesopotamia, Kid InfoBits
Sumer from The World Book (Student - look up Sumer)
Sumer from Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Sumer from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
​Sumer from FactCite: Lincoln Library of Essential Information Online

Akkadians
The Akkadians_ from Calliope, Kid InfoBits
Akkadians from Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Sargon of Akkad from The World Book
Sargon of Akkad from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
Empire of Akkad from Gale Encyclopedia of World History, Research in Context
Akkadian Empire from The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Ancient Mesopotamia, World History in Context

Assyrians
Assyria from Mesopotamia, Kid InfoBits
Assyrians from Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Assyria from The World Book
Assyria from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
Assyria from FactCite: Lincoln Library of Essential Information Online
Assyrian Empire from Gale Encyclopedia of World History, World History in Context
Assyria and the Assyrians from Ancient Near East, World History in Context

Babylonians
Babylonia from Mesopotamia, Kid InfoBits
Babylonians from Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Babylonia from The World Book
Babylonia from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
​Babylonia from FactCite: Lincoln Library of Essential Information Online
The Rise of Babylon from Calliope, Kid InfoBits
Babylon and the Babylonians from Ancient Near East, World History in Context

Chaldeans
Chaldeans from World Book
Chaldeans from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
Nebuchadnezzer II from Ancient Civilizations Reference Library, Research in Context
Persia Conquers Babylon from Historic World Events, Research in Context
The Rise of Babylon from Calliope, Kid InfoBits (final 3 paragraphs)
Babylon and the Babylonians from Ancient Near East, World History in Context

Hittites
Hittities from Britannica Student Encyclopedia: An A to Z Encyclopedia
Hittites from Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Hittites from The World Book
Hittites from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
Hittite Empire from Gale Encyclopedia of World History: Governments. Research in Context
Hittites from FactCite: Lincoln Library of Essential Information Online
Hittities from The Ancient Near East, World History in Context

Israelites or Hebrews
Hebrews from Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Jews from The World Book (See Ancient Jewish History section)
Jews and Judaism, Ancient Middle East from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
Ancient Israel from FactCite: Lincoln Library of Essential Information Online
Hebrews and Israelites from The Ancient Near East, World History in Context

Persian Empire (also known as Achaemenids)
Persia from Britannica Student Encyclopedia: An A to Z Encyclopedia, Kid InfoBits
Achaemenids from Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Ancient Persia from The World Book
Persia from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
Persia from FactCite: Lincoln Library of Essential Information Online
Persian Empire from The Ancient Near East, World History in Context

Phoenicians
Phoenicia from Britannica A to Z, Kid InfoBits
Phoenicians from Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Phoenicia from The World Book
​Phoenicians from Civilizations and Societies: The Ancient and Modern Worlds
Phoenicia from FactCite: Lincoln Library of Essential Information Online
Phoenicia and the Phoenicians from The Ancient Near East, World History in Context

All Civilizations:
Mesopotamia from Ancient Civilization Reference Library, Research in Context (Many paragraphs on each)

Marshall Cavendish: Exploring Ancient Civilizations
Written for sixth graders. Good place to begin your search to get an overview of the topic.
keywords: Assyrians, Akkadians, Babylonians, Hebrews, Hittites, Persians - look up Achaemenids instead - Phoenicians, Sumer,

World Book
Good place to begin research. Use the Student version.
Ancient Persia, Hittites, Sargon of Akkad, Sumer, Babylonia, Chaldeans, Phoenicia, Jews (the section on early history),

Civilization and Societies: Through Gale ebooks
An excellent source for Mr. Dorsey's project.  Use the name of your Mesopotamian civilization as your first search term.
Assyria, Babylonia, Chaldeans, Hittites, Jews and Judaism Ancient Middle East, Mesopotamia, Persia, Phoenicians, Sumer, Sargon of Akkad,

World History in Context
Another resource for after you know the basics. Use the name of your Mesopotamian civilization as your first search term.
The Ancient Near East is a reference source that is a favorite because of its organized format.
Sumer and the Sumerians:

Marshall Cavendish ebooks: Ancient Egypt and the Near East
Includes chapters on the Sumerians, Babylonians, Hittites, Phoenicians, Assyrians, Israelites, and Persians


Websites: The descriptions will help you write your bibliography. The list below gives specific sites.

Mr. Dowling's Mesopotamia Page
A broad overview of Mesopotamia.
Written by Mike Dowling, a middle school teacher from Florida, for middle schoolers. http://www.mrdowling.com/603mesopotamia.html

Mesopotamia  - The British Museum
Geography, gods, time, writing. A beautifully designed website.
The British Museum, an authoritative source. http://www.mesopotamia.co.uk/menu.html
Also links to the individual cultures with selected artifacts

West Asian History
Links to Assyrians, Akkadians, Persians, Hittites, Babylonians, Phoenicians, and others.
Several paragraphs of information with embedded links to related topics. A great place to start.
Written by Karen Carr, Associate Professor of History, Portland State University for middle school students. 
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/history.htm

Ancient Mesopotamia: This History Our History
Overview of life, excellent collection of artifacts, interactive lessons
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Written in collaboration with Chicago Public School Teachers. http://mesopotamia.lib.uchicago.edu/

Phoenician Encyclopedia
Use the links across the top to bring you to topics such as history, settlements, and culture. Excellent for daily life questions.
Salim Khalaf is the author and organizer of this extensive website on Phoenician history. His goal is to promote the study of the Phoenician culture and history. He accepts and seeks out contributions from other authors.
http://phoenicia.org/index.shtml

Mesopotamia - Livius.org
Written by Jona Lendering, a Dutch scholar of Ancient Civilizations.
http://www.livius.org/babylonia.html

Index/Ancient World - LookLex Encyclopaedia -
Owned and edited by Tore Kjelian, a media house based in Norway that publishes information on North America and the Middle East.
http://lexicorient.com/e.o/index.ancient_world.htm

Alphabetical List of Civilizations
Akkadians  
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/akkadians.htm   
http://www.nipissingu.ca/department/history/muhlberger/2055/l05anc.htm
http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/lecture4b.html

Assyrians
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/assyrians.htm
http://www.livius.org/as-at/assyria/assyria.html
http://lexicorient.com/e.o/assyria.htm
http://www.mrdowling.com/603-assyrians.html

Babylonians
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/hammurabi.htm
http://lexicorient.com/e.o/babylonia.htm

Hebrews
http://history-world.org/Hebrews.htm
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/jews.htm
http://www.mrdowling.com/603-hebrews.html

Hittites
http://lexicorient.com/e.o/hittites.htm
http://history-world.org/hittites.htm
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/hittites.htm
              
Phoenicians
http://phoenicia.org/
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/phoenicians.htm
http://lexicorient.com/e.o/phoenicia.htm#eco

Sumerians
http://lexicorient.com/e.o/sumer.htm
http://history-world.org/sumeria.htm
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/sumerians.htm
http://www.mrdowling.com/603-sumerians.html

Persia
http://lexicorient.com/e.o/persia.htm
http://quatr.us/westasia/history/persians.htm
http://www.ancient.eu.com/Achaemenid_Empire/
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/acha/hd_acha.htm
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