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A-Z of African studies on the Internet : a directory of Africa & African Studies / prepared by Peter Limb,
Africana Bibliographer, Michigan State University Libraries, and Ibra Sene, Dept. of History, Michigan State
This guide/directory consists of a comprehensive compilation of Internet sites, email discussion lists, and many
other electronic resources relevant to the study of Africa. Access is alphabetical by topic and by site title.
Africa south of the Sahara : selected Internet resources / prepared by Karen Fung, African Studies
Bibliographer, Stanford University.
This is one of the best web guides providing access to electronic resources on Africa. Entries are well
annotated and access by topic or geographically by country or region is provided. The section by topic
includes 36 categories, including art, business, email discussion groups, journals and newspapers, libraries
and archives, current events, and many more. Highly recommended.
Africa web links : an annotated resource list / comp. by Ali B. Ali-Dinar, University of Pennsylvania.
Provides links to many Internet sites organized by topic, with very useful annotations for each site.
African Studies Companion. Comp. by Hans Zell.
"A compact, timesaving, and annotated guide to print and electronic information sources, facilitating easy
access to a wide range of information in the African studies field". – Pref. Paper copy of
available in Watson reference; includes a guide to using Google Scholar for conducting web searches on
Africa. Electronic version is accessible via the University of Kansas Information Gateway.
African studies Internet resources / prepared by Joseph Caruso, African Studies Librarian, Columbia
Another excellent Internet site, particularly for research-related resources on Africa. Includes access to
electronic resources by region, by organization (e.g. conferences, international organizations, scholarly
associations, etc.) by topic, by format, and other means. This site is especially useful for its thorough listing of
Africa-related electronic journals and newspapers. Provides good coverage of electronic sources on
Web resources for the study of Africa / prepared by Gretchen Walsh, African Studies Librarian, Boston
This site is especially useful for its evaluation of various web-based research strategies and for its informative
annotations. Includes notes on "What is the Web?" and criteria for evaluating a good web site.
News Reports About Africa
This site claims to be the largest electronic distributor of African news and information worldwide, with over
1,000 news stories posted per day in English and French. Includes top headlines, latest news, country news,
and topical news searches. Boolian search strategies can be performed on the Google search engine
provided on the site, enabling one to perform a search by topic AND country (e.g. books and Botswana).
Electronic Newspapers on Africa / comp. by Joseph Caruso, African Studies Librarian, Columbia University.
A very thorough multilingual list of approx. 150 newspapers published in Africa or with African content, all of
which are available without subscription. Includes newspapers published in English, French, and Arabic, with
selected entries for newspapers in other languages. The site can be searched by country.
Foreign Broadcast Information Service electronic index, 1975-1996
An index to the Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports issued by the U.S. government
covering political, economic, scientific, and cultural issues and events. Available to University of Kansas users
only through the University of Kansas Information Gateway.
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