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African Studies  

A guide to resources for African Studies research.
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Starting Points

  • Africa-Wide Information
    Multidisciplinary collection of databases. Subjects include politics, economics, development, history, health, natural resources and biodiversity, current affairs, cultural history and heritage.
  • African Studies (Oxford Bibliographies)
    Articles cover both broad introductory topics (for example, History and the Study of Africa) and more focused studies (for example, Chinua Achebe).
  • Africa South of the Sahara
    Extensive selection of Africa-related internet resources.
  • Studying Africa
    A guide to handbooks, databases, statistics, and various research tools for finding facts and identifying literature.

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Ellen Bryan
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Reference Librarian
Dissertation Office, Head
Bibliographer for African Studies
Regenstein Library Room 100B
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Your Librarians

For assistance with research on North Africa, please contact the librarians for the Middle East or the Ancient Near East.

For assistance with research on Sub-Saharan Africa, please contact Ellen Bryan or one of the librarians listed below.

Chris Winters: Bibliographer for Anthropology, Geography, and Maps

Jeffry Archer: Head of Reference and Bibliographer for Business and Economics

Paul Belloni: Social Service Administration Librarian and Bibliographer for Education, Psychology and Social Service Administration

June Farris: Bibliographer for Slavic and East European Studies and Bibliographer for Linguistics

Sarah Hogan: Bibliographer for Sociology, Political Science, Public Policy, and International Studies

Anne Knafl: Bibliographer for Religion and Philosophy

Scott Landvatter: Bibliographer for Music and Dance

Nancy Spiegel: Bibliographer for Art and Cinema and Bibliographer for History

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