Contact Information
  • Librarian: Marion Frank-Wilson
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E660
  • Phone: (812) 855-1481
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 2/8/2012

Women in African Social History: 1800-Present

Marion Frank-Wilson
Librarian for African Studies
Main Library E-660
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907

Tel: (812)855-1481
Fax: (812)855-8068

Women in African Social History: 1800 to the Present
Fall 2004
Instructor: Marissa Moorman (History Department)


Access to the Collection:

1. Ask the Librarian.
2. Consult the African Studies Collection website

How to Find Sources:

For Books: Search IUCAT

a) Author: White, Luise
b) Title: "I Will Not Eat Stone": A Women's History of Colonial Asante
c) Keyword: Africa and wom* or girl* Or Ghana and wom* and history, etc.

For tips on effective keyword searching, see: Boolean Operators

If you can't find what you are looking for in IUCAT, search WorldCat.
You may submit an interlibrary loan request directly from WorldCat. Keep in mind that it may take 2-4 weeks for books to arrive, whereas articles generally can be obtained faster.

For Articles: Use Indexes
a) Selected print indexes (available in the Reference Room of the Main Library)
International African Bibliography
Quarterly Index to Periodical Literature for Eastern and Southern Africa (also available online at:

b) Selected online indexes can be found by going to the Library's Find Informationpage.

Africa-specific databases:
African Studies
African Studies Abstracts
(has a separate Women's database)

Other, discipline-specific databases:
Historical Abstracts
Anthropology Plus
(for education)
MLA (for literature, folklore, popular culture)
Web of Knowledge

Databases for sources on gender studies:
Women's Resources International (WRI)
This database contains citations to articles, books, films, pamphlets, and other publications about women and feminism.

Contemporary Women's Issues
A multidisciplinary, full-text database of articles about issues that influence women's lives around the world.

For WWW Sources:
Go to the African Studies Collection website
Click on Websites for Africanists (under 'Useful Links').

Of particular interest:
Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources

Other links on how to evaluate websites, how to evaluate information, how to cite sources, etc. can be found on the IU Libraries' website at Getting Started

Listserv and website with many useful links, the link to 'discussion threads' can be useful for some topics.


Current issues of journals can be found in the Current Periodicals Collection.

African Newspapers online can be found on the African Studies Collection Website at: African Newspaper Subscriptions


Find Information on statistics and government publications in GIMMS (Government Information, Maps and Microform Services) on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

Page created by Nicole Beatty.

last updated: 2/8/2012