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Find African Studies Information

Colonial States & African Societies Class

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xSearch : African History - Database Search (selected resources)

It does Not search the following databases which also have African history content. Please search these separately.

Africa Bibliography
Citations to books, journal articles, chapters in books from approx. 2004-2009.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection
Over 7,000 journals covering the years 1691-1877.

Quarterly Index of African Periodical Literature (Library of Congress Office, Nairobi)
Find citations to articles published in, mainly, Eastern African journals. Since 1991 the Library of Congress Office, Nairobi, has indexed over 700 journals from 29 eastern and southern African countries. In 1997 the LC Nairobi Office began adding publications from Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, and Senegal and citations from these countries are now included. Index produced by the U.S. Library of Congress Office,Nairobi, Kenya.

Africa-Wide Information (Incorporating African Healthline, South African Studies and African Studies) - find citations to journal articles & monographs published from 19th Century onwards. Five person access at a time. On EBSCOHost. (For the class, South Africa: Contested Transitions; see the list of class related databases).

South African E-Journals - SA ePublications
Stanford has full text access to the Social Sciences and Humanities set of journals published in South Africa (from SABINET). To see titles of all journals to which we have full text access, use the pull-down menu next to Limit on journal title

Periodicals Index Online
Citations to journal articles. Some articles have links to the full text provided by JSTOR.

Has two separate databases, African Women's Bibliographic Database and Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database.

  • The African Women's Database has citations to English language articles, books, govt. documents, theses, etc. from 1986 to early 2000s

  • The Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database has citations to journal articles from the mid-19th c. to date and indexes the e-journals - Africa Update, African Studies Quarterly, Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography, Internet Journal of African Studies, Jouvert, a Journal of Postcolonial Studies, West African Review.
  •   A list of journals indexed is provided. Maintained by Davis Bullwinkle. http://WWW.AfricaBib.Org


Google Books: Search the full text of books. Shows only selected pages unless the book is in the public domain. When you find partial book contents, it's a good idea to look at the actual book as there may be additional useful content.

Has an experimental magazine section. In the Advanced search, limit by Magazines. Find articles, including photos, from Jet, Black World, Ebony.

Google Scholar: for academic journal articles, chapters in books, books. Find citations (and sometimes full text).

Google. Limiting to PDFs can sometimes find academic reports. Use the Advanced Search. Select your keyword(s) and for the File Format, choose Adobe Acrobat pdf to retrieve various reports. You need to judge the accuracy and relevance of items retrieved.

African Journal Archive
Selected full text journal articles online. Journals from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe. Topics include archaeology, biology, botany, classics, economics, education, geology, history, law, medicine, poetry, wildlife. From SABINET the South African library service.



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