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Please use our new Africana Studies Research Guide at http://libguides.dickinson.edu/africana.

Be sure to update any links or bookmarks to point to the new guides.

Liaison Librarian: Malinda Triller Doran, 717-245-1462

AFST 200: Approaches to Africana Studies

History of Cities & Urban Life in Africa

Islam in Africa and the Indian Ocean

HIST 272: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Women in African History

Contents

Databases

These are used to direct researchers to sources of information about a topic. They indicate where articles, book reviews, and book chapters can be found, and some, but not all, will provide the full text of the source, as well.

African Studies

Africa Bib The site consists of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women's literature (African Women's Database).

African American Studies Center (AASC) The Oxford African American Studies Center provides students, scholars and librarians with articles from Africana; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895; the Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present; Black Women in America, Second Edition; and the African American National Biography. I also contains resources from Oxford's reference program, including the Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, the Oxford Companion to Black British History, and selected articles from other major reference titles.

African Index Medicus An international index to health literature and information sources published in or related to Africa. Produced by the World Health Organization.

African Journals OnLine (AJOL) Indexing to over 200 African journals from the late 1990s to the present.

African Studies Abstracts Excellent annotated index of articles from periodicals, chapters from edited works and collective volumes on Africa in the field of the social sciences and the humanities. Each issue a geographical index, a subject index, an author index, and a list of journals and edited works abstracted in that issue.

Aluka Excellent annotated index of articles from periodicals, chapters from edited works and collective volumes on Africa in the field of the social sciences and the humanities. Each issue a geographical index, a subject index, an author index, and a list of journals and edited works abstracted in that issue.

Quarterly Index of African Periodical Literature An index of over 300 selected periodicals (mostly scholarly) that are acquired regularly from 29 African countries.

Columbia University's Journals and Newspapers on Africa An annotated list of online journals and newspapers.

South Africa

Digital Imaging South Africa (DISA) is a non-profit making initiative for co-operation among research libraries in South Africa. The DISA site includes journals and much more from 1950 to 1994.

African American Studies

American Memory: African American History Collections A digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning.

America: History and Life History and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Includes secondary source articles, books, and book reviews published between 1964 to present. Some full-text links included. Use the library's "Get It!" button to obtain materials with no direct full-text link.

Slavery Resources

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database Information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages, including slave names, vessel information, itineraries, and dates. It also provides essays, images, and lesson plans.

Caribbean Studies

Caribbean Search A multi-disciplinary database of English-language articles pertinent to the countries and people of the Caribbean region.

International and Area Studies

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online) The source for theory and research in international affairs including economic information and map and country data. It covers 1996 to the present.

Country Studies/Area Handbooks On-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army.

Freedmen's Bureau Online Transcriptions of the records compiled by this agency that was formed in 1865 to supervise relief and educational activities.

Journals

Here is a list of print and electronic journals to which the Dickinson College library subscribes that are related to Africana Studies. Links to the actual holdings are included.

Newspapers

AFRO Archives Collection of digitized Afro-American News papers.

Alternative Press Index Contains citations and some full-text articles from alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers, and magazines. It is international in scope with its central focus on socialism, national liberation, labor, indigenous peoples, gays, lesbians, feminism, ecology, democracy, and anarchism. Covers material from 1991 to the present. Click on the "Get It" button to access full-text when available.

Ethnic News Watch Covers news, culture and history from publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Coverage Range: 1990 to present. Mostly Full-Text.

Books

Books related to a variety of subjects pertaining to Africana Studies can be found in the main and reference stacks. Here is a list of subjects and the call number ranges that indicate their locations.

Books related to a variety of subjects pertaining to Africana Studies can be found in the main and reference stacks. Here is a list of subjects and the call number ranges that indicate their locations.

Religion                              BL 2390-BL 2490  
Biography                             CT 1920-CT 2508  
History                               DT 
Economic History and Conditions       HC 860-HC 1060  
Art                                   N 7391-N 7399  
Literature                            PN 841, PN 849, PR 9340-PR 9408  
Film                                  PN 1993.5 .A35  
Theatre                               PN 2969-PN 2993  
Bibliography                          Z 3501- Z 3975

The main and reference stacks are located on the main and upper levels of the library. Here are some maps of the library that show call number locations. To find specific books, please use the Library Catalog.

Web Sites

A variety of recommended web sites containing both primary and secondary sources related to Africana Studies.

Library and University Collections | History | Politics and Policy | Literature and Art

Library and University Collections

Aluka A digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa, containing archival documents, periodicals, books, reports, manuscripts, and reference works, three-dimensional models, maps, oral histories, plant specimens, photographs, and slides.

African Studies Thesaurus A structured vocabulary of 12,100 English terms in the field of African studies, the African Studies Thesaurus is developed and maintained by staff at the library of the African Studies Centre Leiden.

African Studies Centre in Leiden The African Studies Centre is an independent scientific institute that undertakes social-science research on Africa and aims to promote a better understanding and insight into historical, current and future social developments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Columbia's African Studies Site An on-going compilation of electronic bibliographic resources and research materials on Africa available on the global Internet, created under the purview of the African Studies Department of Columbia University Libraries. Electronic resources from Africa are organized by region and country.

Penn's African Studies Center The African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania brings together researchers and students, along with cultural, business and media entities, to gain knowledge of contemporary and historical Africa.

Stanford University African Studies CenterA large collection of Internet resources, selected by Stanford's Center for African Studies.

Harvard African Research Program A large collection of Internet resources, particularly statistics.

Yale Library's African Collection Contains both links to Internet resources and Yale's collections.

The Library of Congress' African Reading Room The focal point of the Library's reference and bibliographic activities on sub-Saharan Africa, which excludes the North African countries of Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture The New York Public Library's collections and programs.

History

MAAP (Mapping the African American Past) A web site that maps significant sites and moments in the history of African Americans in New York from the early 17th-century through the recent past. It includes interactive maps, biographies, sound, images, video, and lesson plans for instructors.

Nordic Documentation on the Liberation Struggle in Southern AfricaThis documentation site provides lists of primary source material available in government, NGO and personal archives. The material in the archives is mainly in the Nordic languages, but when possible, English is indicated. You will also find interviews with important actors, photographs, publications, posters and scanned newspaper clips from the period 1960-1996.

South African History Online A very useful and searchable site, containing timelines, biographies, and historical articles.

African Activict Archive Project Records and memories of activism in the United States to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Comparative Black Liberation in South Africa and MississippiThis Dickinson College site examines two of the most internationally significant black liberation movements of the 20th century: the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa from the 1950s through the 1990s, and the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s-1980s.

BlackPast.org: Remembered & Reclaimed A site dedicated to providing reference materials to the general public on six centuries of African American history. It includes an online encyclopedia of hundreds of famous and lesser known figures in African America, full text primary documents and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th Century to the present. There are also links to hundreds of websites that address the history of African Americans including major black museums and archival research centers in the United States and Canada.

African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts A Massachusetts Historical Society website that chronicles the lives of free and enslaved African Americans in Massachusetts from the late seventeenth century through the abolition of slavery under the Massachusetts Constitution in the 1780s.

Malcolm X Project A huge repository of documents, essays, lectures, and archival audio and video footage by and about Malcolm X.

Politics and Policy

Africa Center for Strategic Studies A US government site focusing on conflict and security information about Africa. News clips in English and French are available.

African Activist Archive Project This project is preserving records and memories of activism in the United States to support the struggles of African peoples against colonialism, apartheid, and social injustice from the 1950s through the 1990s. Hosted by Michigan State University.

Understanding Sudan A collection or research and teaching resources aimed at educators, researchers, the policymaking community, and the general public.

AfricaFocus A searchable web site that features high-quality analysis and progressive advocacy on African issues, with particular attention to priority issues affecting the entire continent.

Doctors without Borders Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an independent international medical humanitarian organization that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural or man-made disasters, or exclusion from health care in more than 70 countries.

Transparency International Transparency International is a global network dedicated to fighting corruption in the national arena in a number of ways. It brings together relevant players from government, civil society, business and the media to promote transparency in elections, in public administration, in procurement and in business.

The Water Page A very comprehensive site about water policy and management in Africa.

Literature and Art

Caribbean Review of Books Archive Tables of contents and selected articles from back issues.

Antilles: The Weblog of the Caribbean Review of Books News, literature, and photos from the Caribbean.

Cataloged African Posters Over 2700 posters held by Northwestern and 300 by Michigan State University Libraries representing a variety of social, political, and cultural issues explore how institutions and organizations communicated with African populations from the mid 19th century through the present day.

Zimbabwe Artists Project A site dedicated to female artists from rural Weya in eastern Zimbabwe.

ArtAfrica ArtAfrica promotes the work of artists from Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa and of Portuguese artists of African descent.

Maps

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