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African Politics

Encyclopedia of African History. This is a good place to explore a research topic.


Africa Bibliography. Available from 2006 through current.


An African Biographical Dictionary. online)


Internet Sources

Meta Sites or Gateways

African Studies Internet Resources
Besides electronic journals, newspapers and bibliographies, one will find links to associations, regions, and countries and a whole lot of topics. For example, if you click on music and dance you can listen online to a radio station in Nairobi.

Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
This site will get you to libraries, newspapers, subject sources and country information.


Country Studies
From the Library of Congress, this series provides extensive book-length information on a country.

World Factbook From the CIA, this book provides profile information about a country such as people, geography, and economy plus statistical information. Rudimentary maps.

This site is good for book reviews and discussion forums.

African National Congress Homepage

An A-Z of African Studies on the Internet
Most sites are sub-divisions of AFRICA. Includes a Google search engine.

Worldwide Governments on the WWW
This is good for "factual" information--political parties, consulates, embassies, etc.

Africa Focus: Sights and Sounds of a Continent
This site allows you to listen to songs, greetings and rites and ceremonies from different countries.

The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources
No focus here; just a variety of sources on Africa.

Africa South of the Sahara
Good for country and regional information.

Africa Country Pages
This is also good for country information. Be sure to click on the Home Page and there are links to other resources.

Center for African Studies
From the University of Illinois. Pay attention to the links off to the left and right, especially Arts & Culture and Country Information. The latter will get you to some maps, some of which are not included below.

Africa Server
Links to countries, music and dance, news, subjects.

Africa News Online
400 stories from 60 African sources every day. Organized by country and topic.

Background Notes
Provides basic information about a country for diplomats posted overseas.

Index on Africa
Arranged by country and subject. For each country the site covers health, culture, media, politics and much more.


Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography

Several bibs on this site including one dealing with women.

Maps and Atlases

Africa Maps - Extensive collection.

Map of Africa
This is a simple map of the continent.


Afrol Documents
Arranged by topic and country.

Library Contact
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Dan Ring
Reference Librarian


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