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Getting Started in African Studies
Last Updated: Jul 9, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates
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EXPERT TIP: Search any of these resources for materials on African Studies

  • AfricaBib
    Bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature , literature on women travelers and explorers to Africa.
  • Africa Wide Information (Africa-Wide: NiPAD)
    Provides multi-disciplinary coverage of Africa including politics, history, economics, business, mining, development, social issues, anthropology, natural history, literature, language, law, music.
    AllAfrica posts over 1000 stories daily in English and French, as well offering a 900,000-article searchable archive (which includes the archive of Africa News Service dating from 1997).
  • Aluka. Struggles for Freedom in South Africa
    Launched in June 2007, the Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa collection, focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an initial concentration on six nations: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
    Contains the full text of more than 450,000 articles, editorials, and reviews published in nearly 200 ethnic and minority newspapers, magazines, and journals published in the United States.
  • International Index to Black Periodicals Full Text (See: Black Studies Center)
    Black Studies Center combines invaluable resources for research and teaching in Black studies: Schomburg studies on the Black experience, International index of Black periodicals (IIBP), The Chicago defender, ProQuest dissertations for Black studies, and Black literature index.
    Provides page images of back issues of the core scholarly journals from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication.
  • Voyages: the tran-Atlantic slave trade database
    Contains records of "almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries."

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