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African Studies

A guide to resources for research on Sub-Saharan Africa.


This guide presents some useful resources, but it is not intended to be comprehensive.  If you have a question, please contact me.

Highlighted Resources: Expanded and Upgraded Access to Resources (Temporary access provided during COVID-19 pandemic)

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Ellen Bryan
Dissertation Office, JRL 100B
The University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago IL 60637

North Africa

For assistance with research on North Africa, please contact the librarians for


For assistance with research in anthropology and archaeology in Africa, please contact the librarian for