American Univesity of Beirut

New Research Guide: Beirut Port Explosion

​​The AUB University Libraries (UL) announce a new research guide that documents media and documents related to the devastating Beirut Port Blast of August 4, 2020.

In addition to information and media about the explosion and its impact, the guide includes research papers and other documents that assess the devastating human and material damages and the immense rescue and relief efforts by different entities and organizations. It also comprises of works and news reports related to the investigation process.

The guide also lists some of the AUB community projects that were initiated as a result of the explosion.

Researchers can access the guide through the UL webpage:     

This Research Guide is a group effort and a work-in-progress, compiled by UL Librarians and Staff. The listed material will be updated as frequently as possible, as more information and research about the Beirut Port Explosion unfolds.

Please contact us to send additional documents, or to provide feedback and suggestions. (Kindly email Sahar Ghandour at

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