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Africa - Background Sources

Africa south of the Sahara.
London, Europa Publications
Latest year in Information Center Ready Reference DT352 .A34 (next to the Information Desk). Older years in the Stacks

Africa contemporary record; annual survey and documents
1968/69 – 2001/2002
Latest year 2001/2002 in Information Center DT1 .A212 (stack area behind the newspapers). Older years in the Stacks

Africa Research Bulletin 1964 -
Economic, financial, and technical series
Political, social, and cultural series
Helps you find the dates of events, a year’s facts about a country. Can search by country. Has annual  indexes
Online (from 1997) and print (from 1964) editions.

Africa Yearbook Online (Brill). 2004-2013
Covers politics, foreign affairs, socio-economic developments.

Cambridge History of Africa
Covers From the Earliest times to c. 1975 in 8 volumes online.

Country Watch
Politics, economics, military,business,history, social life, etc.

Encyclopedia of Africa / editors, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
2 volumes
Information Center DT3 .E53 2010 (stack area behind the newspapers)

New encyclopedia of Africa / John Middleton, editor in chief ; Joseph C. Miller, editor.
Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, c2008. 5 v.
Information Center DT2 .N48 2008 (stack area behind the newspapers)

Historical Dictionaries of Africa
Information Center (stack area behind the newspapers) ; some countries have online editions. Each African country has its own volume. A few are online  – Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (name changes, maps, chronology, history, land & people, Historical Dictionary of  Eritrea.  May need to download the ebrary plugin on your own computer.

Oxford Bibliographies - African Studies
Essays and annotated bibliographies by experts on African topics.

Oxford Handbooks - History - African History
Some articles are online; find others in print form in the library. For ex. The Oxford Handbook of Genocide Studies is in the Information Center. Signed articles by Africanist scholars. Topics include - archaeology

Culture and Customs of.......................... A series of books on African countries. Example - Culture and Customs of Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, etc.


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