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Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 3/6/2012

Online Resources for African Studies: Catalogs & Indexes

Consists of three bibliographic databases: Africana Periodical Literature; African Women; and Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa.

African Journals Online (AJOL)

AJOL provides tables of contents and article abstracts (if available). It also includes information about each participating journal, including aims and scope, contact details, and general information.

African Studies Abstracts Online (ASA Online)

This index provides a quarterly overview of journal articles and edited works on Africa held by the African Studies Centre in Leiden, covering the humanities and social sciences. Succeeds the printed abstracts (shelved in Wells Research Stacks under DT1 .D62).

Center for Research Libraries (CRL): Online Catalog
The CRL catalog provides access to the extensive collection of rare material.

Islam in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa
Contains over 4,300 references to secondary literature in European languages about Islam in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa (1960 to 2005). Many entries have abstracts. Prepared in conjunction with the African Studies Centre / Centre d’Etude d’Afrique Noire project, “Islam, the Disengagement of the State, and Globalization in Sub-Saharan Africa.”

Kenya Indexing Project
Online index of articles published in Nairobi newspapers. The focus of the articles indexed includes culture, law/governance, reproductive health, and other topics about which information is difficult to obtain.

Quarterly Index of African Periodical Literature
Created by the Library of Congress Office in Nairobi, the Index contains over 300 selected periodicals which are acquired regularly from 29 African countries.

Senate House Libraries: Archives and Manuscripts (University of London)
This online catalog provides access to a range of extraordinarily diverse materials, covering many different aspects of world history stretching more than 1000 years, with former British colonies in Africa well-represented.

last updated: 3/6/2012