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  • With over 5000 bibliographic citations added per year, the Africa Bibliography is one of the most important current bibliographies for the study of Africa. Its geographical scope is continent-wide, listing monographs, articles, and chapters within edited works. Its subject scope is principally in the social and environmental studies, development studies, the humanities and the arts. The medical, biological and natural sciences are only selectively covered. It lists resources published in English, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Kiswahili, Spanish, and Afrikaans.

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  • 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.

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  • A free online source that includes two databases: African Women Bibliographic Database and Africana Periodical Literature Bibliographic Database. The former has citations on English language articles, monographs, conference papers, theses, etc. published since 1986. The latter provides access to nearly 50,000 English language citations to articles published in 450 journals since the mid-19th century. Both databases are searchable by region, country, pre-determined subject categories, and by keyword.

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  • African Development Indicators (ADI) is the most detailed collection of data on Africa, containing over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators. It also brings an essay on a key topic for Africa, and this year's theme is the long term growth challenges of the continent. For additional World Bank resources, please click here.

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  • AJOL, a non-profit organization based in South Africa, seeks to bring together in one place as many of the scholarly journals published in Africa as possible, thus enhancing access to African contributions to scholarship. The database includes online access to the content of over 430 journals published in 35 African countries. These journals cover the full range of academic disciplines, with strong sections on medicine and health, agriculture, pure and applied sciences, environmental studies, and over two dozen interdisciplinary journals pertaining to African studies generally. Includes journals published primarily in English and French. User authentication with user name and password are required to enter the site.

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  • Provides easy access to the latest news from and about Africa, with over 700 news stories posted daily for all areas of the African continent. Also available is a 400,000-item searchable archive dating from 1997 to the present. Coverage includes the contents of 127 currently published African newspapers, as well as news feeds from 330 additional African and international news organizations. Articles are sorted by region, topic, and language (English or French). AllAfrica.com is generally considered to be the best source for current news on Africa.

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  • A free database that succeeds the printed abstracts journal of the African Studies Centre, Leiden, since 1968 first as Documentatieblad, then as African Studies Abstracts (Z3501 .L37 Watson Library Reference). Indexes approximately 350 journals in African studies. Abstracts are 1-2 paragraphs in length and very useful for subject analysis.

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  • Access over 82,000 pages and an estimated 11,000 works of short fiction produced by writers from Africa and the African Diaspora from the earliest times to the present.

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  • This cross-cultural database contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life.  It is sponsored by the Human Relations Area Files (HRAF), a non-profit consortium of universities and colleges, which seeks to encourage and facilitate comparative studies of human behavior, society, and culture. Its source documents of books, articles, dissertations, ethnohistories, and recent ethnographies support research on a single culture or cross-cultural comparisons. 

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  • Covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.  This online version of the Europa World Year Book and the nine-volume Regional Surveys of the World series was first published in 1926.

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  • Transcripts of foreign broadcasts and news that have been translated into English by the Foreign Broadcast Information Service, a U.S. government agency.  This fully searchable digital edition is the United States' principal record of political and historical open source intelligence. The dates of coverage are 1941 to 1996. 

     

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  • Provides access to authoritative, harmonized global statistical databases, including the following: International Financial Statistics: All aspects of international and domestic finance, with history to 1948. -- Direction of Trade: Value of exports and imports between countries and their trading partners, with history to 1980. -- Balance of Payments: International economic transactions data and International Investment Position, with history to 1960. -- Government Finance Statistics: Budgetary and extra-budgetary financial operations data of governments, with history to 1990.-- Coordinated Portfolio Investment Statistics: Countries' year-end holdings of portfolio investment securities. Users will be prompted to download a plugin entitled Microsoft Silverlight to use these products.

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  • A systematic, and non-evaluative bibliographic index of research, policy, and scholarly discourse on the countries and peoples of the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. Over 12,000 records of recently published and "grey" literature are added annually. Coverage includes the following fields: political affairs and law, international relations, economic affairs: business and industry, cultural heritage, arts and humanities, society and social welfare, ethnic diversity and anthropology, significant religious events and movements, and recent history (1900 - present) and archeology.

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  • Contains the accumulated entries published in the journal Current Geographical Publications. This database continues the Research Catalogue of the American Geographical Society.

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  • Provides expert commentary. Subject coverage includes: African Studies, American Literature, Anthropology, Art History, Chinese Studies, Cinema & Media Studies, Classics, Latino Studies, International Law, International Relations, and Sociology.

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  • Features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture. (Restricted to 3 simultaneous users)

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