AFRICAN COLLECTION @ PENN
Overview | Collection Development Policy | Finding Africa in the Penn Libraries | Traveling Away from the Penn Libraries?
DATABASES & ARTICLE INDEXES
Africa Bibliography (searchable, 1984-present and backfile) | African Studies Centre (Leiden) catalogue | International African Bibliography (1971-present) | Bullwinkle
Index Islamicus | ATLA Religion Database | African Index Medicus | POPLINE | National Museum of African Art Library catalog (SIRIS) | ISAP Online - Index to South African Periodicals | Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving | DATAD (African theses index) | More Databases ...
E-JOURNALS & NEWS
E-Journal Collections: SA ePublications: Law, Social Sciences & Humanities Collections | JSTOR African Studies e-journals (fulltext backfiles) | African Journal Archive (open source archive)
E-Journals: African Studies Review | Africa: Journal of the International African Institute | History in Africa | Journal of African History | Journal of Modern African Studies | African Affairs | Journal of African Economies | Africa Today | African Studies | Research in African Literatures | CODESRIA Bulletin | Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review | Journal of African Cultural Studies | Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa | Africultures | African Arts | Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art | African Journal of AIDS Research | African Research and Documentation | More E-journals ...
Current News: Africa Confidential and Africa-Asia Confidential | Africa Research Bulletin (Political, Social, Cultural) and Africa Research Bulletin (Economic, Financial, Technical) | Africa Monitor: Southern Africa and North Africa | AllAfrica.com/Africa News Service via LexisNexis Academic (1991-present) and via AllAfrica.com (recent years only) | Pambazuka News | News Services from around Africa (UN ECA) | NewspaperDirect (latest 3 weeks of papers from Angola, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Zimbabwe) | More News ...
E-Reference Works: Oxford Bibliographies Online: African Studies | African Studies Centre (Leiden) web dossiers | GIGA dok-line Afrika | Studying Africa: A Guide to the Sources (2nd ed.) | AHA Guide to Historical Literature (3rd ed, 1995), (2nd ed, 1961), (1st ed, 1931)
New Encyclopedia of Africa | African Biographical Dictionary (2nd ed.) | African Studies Companion | Encyclopedia of World Cultures: Vol. 4, Africa and the Middle East and Supplement
Africa Yearbook Online (Brill, 2004- ) | Cambridge History of Africa and UNESCO General History of Africa | Oxford Handbook of Modern African History | Cambridge History of South Africa
AfricaMap | Africa: Atlas of Our Changing Environment (UNEP) | Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development
Cambridge Companion to the African Novel | Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature | Routledge Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English (LION) | Cinemas d'Afrique: l'encyclopedie du film africain | Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online
U.S. Foreign Relations since 1600 (The SHAFR Guide) | The United States and Africa: guide to U.S. official documents ... on Africa, 1785-1975 / Witherell and 1976-1980 / Witherell
E-Book Collections: ACLS Humanities E-Book: African titles | African Writers Series | Black Women Writers | eHRAF Collection of Ethnography | African Language Materials Archive | African Ajami Library | Onitsha Market Literature | World Bank E-Library | Christian Mission - Boston University Digital Common | South African Poetry, 1834-Present (LION)
Study Abroad in Africa (special issue, African Issues v.28, n.1/2, 2000)
RESEARCH COLLECTIONS & PRIMARY SOURCE MATERIAL
Starters: Microform collections | CAMP collections at CRL | Aluka: Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa | Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive, parts I & II | Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange | Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest (19th Century Collections Online) | Endangered Archives Programme (British Library)
Colonial-era government documents: Empire Online (documents sampler) | Africana: A Collection of Digitized Books (Colonial Office annual reports, US State Department records) | Blue Books for Colonial British Africa | Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966 (online, Colonial Office, Foreign Office, Dominions Office, War Office) and Confidential Print on Africa (paper format, Foreign Office only, 1841-1956) | British Documents on the End of Empire (ebooks), (print) | European Colonialism in the 20th Century (US State Department files on French, German, Italian, Portuguese colonies. Archives Unbound)
IGOs, Government Documents, & Grey Literature: LLMC Digital Law Library | Kwetu.net | Great Lakes Region Dox Network | Apartheid South Africa 1948-1980 (British Foreign Office, Dominions Office files) | ProQuest History Vault (US State Dept files, US National Security Council files, colonial-era US Military Intelligence files; NAACP, American Committee on Africa files) | Liberation Movement in Africa and African America (FBI files) (Archives Unbound) | South Africa: the Making of U.S. Policy 1962-1989 (Digital National Security Archive) | More on IGOs ...
Historic News Sources and Periodicals: FBIS Daily Reports 1941-1996 and JPRS 1957-1994 | African Newspapers 1800-1924 (World Newspaper Archive) | CRL - Foreign Newspapers (use ILL-Books to request paper and microfilm) | Afrinul - Union list of African newspapers holdings in North American libraries | 19th Century UK Periodicals: Empire | National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888-1994 | Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003
Statistical Information: Africa Development Indicators (World Bank) | Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-saharan Africa (IMF) | African Economic Outlook (OECD) | Afrobarometers | International Population Census Publications: Africa, series I (1945-1967), II (pre-1945), and III (post-1967) | More statistical info ...
MATERIALS IN OTHER FORMATS
Videos: VCat: the Penn Libraries video catalog | Videos on Africa and Africans | Videos on Africans abroad | Videos on African health topics | Videos on foreign aid and development assistance in Africa | Ethnographic Video Online | Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire (BFI) | Watson Kintner collection (University Museum Archives) | VCat
Images of Africa and Africans: Penn Fine Arts Library Image Collections | Bailey's African History Archives | International Mission Photography Archive | More image collections ...
SELECTED RESEARCH GUIDES
20th Century African History and Politics | Health and Society in Africa | Food (In)security, Famine and Drought in Africa (ASC Leiden web dossier) | Christian Missions in Africa | Indian Ocean | Islam in sub-Saharan Africa (ASC Leiden web dossier)
Middle East/North Africa (MENA) and Sub-Saharan Africa Business (Penn Libraries guide) - Internet Archive version | China in Africa (Penn Libraries research guide) | China in Africa (ASC Leiden web dossier)
Fage on sources for precolonial western Africa | Raw, Medium, Well Done (edited pre-1885 European sources) | Travel and Exploration Narratives and Guide Books |
AFRICANA LIBRARIANS COUNCIL
ALC web site (hosted by University of Pennsylvania Libraries)