Databases A-Z

  • Includes a collection of 50 separate databases that provide extensive coverage documenting research and publication by and about Africa and Africans. The total collection provides access to four million citations, including news sources, scholarly articles, monographs, research reports, theses, and grey literature. Records include useful abstracts whenever available from the contributing source, and some full text availability. The collection is divided into three database clusters, namely African HealthLine, African Studies (General), and South African Studies. For a listing of the databases included in each of these modules, as well as searching tips, see the LibGuide Africa-Wide Information (formerly, Africa-Wide NIPAD) . This collection of resources is essential for all aspects of Africa-related research.

    Article indexes
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