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University of Kansas
Electronic Resources for African Studies
KU Libraries: KU Libraries: African Studies
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United Nations IRIN Africa service
News features available from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; searchable by region,
country, or theme.
World News Connection
This resource is a successor to the Daily Reports from the FBIS and the reports from the Joint Publications
Research Service (JPRS). Content focuses primarily on military, political, environmental, scientific, technical,
and socioeconomic issues and is compiled from non-U.S. media sources. Available to University of Kansas
users only through the University of Kansas Information Gateway.
Indexes and Databases
The site includes two databases, Africa Women’s Bibliographic Database, and African Periodical Literature
Bibliographic Database. The former has citations on English language articles, monographs, conference
papers, theses, etc. published since 1986. The latter provides access to citations to articles published in 450
English-language journals since the
century to date. Both databases are searchable by region,
country, pre-determined subject categories, and by keyword.
African Newspapers Union List (AFRINUL)
A cooperative Africana library project sponsored by the Africana Librarians Council and the Center for
Research Libraries. The database includes holdings information for newspapers in all formats and languages
published in Sub-Saharan Africa. Includes input from sixteen Africana libraries.
African Studies Abstracts Online
Published quarterly, providing an overview of journal articles and edited works on the social sciences and
humanities. Annotations are lengthy and very useful. Succeeds the printed abstracts journal of the African
Studies Centre, Leiden, since 1968 first as Documentatieblad, then as African Studies Abstracts (Z3501 .L37
Watson Library Reference). Click on the ‘Library’ tab, then place the curser over ‘catalogue search’ and
choose “English” This will bring up a search screen with multiple field search capability.
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Catalog
Includes extensive Africana materials collected by the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) over
the past several decades. Includes African newspapers, government documents, research reports, African
dissertations, field notes, esoteric journals, statistical sources, and rare books filmed for preservation from the
Michigan State University and Northwestern University Africana collections.
A cross-cultural database that contains over 350,000 pages of information indexed to the paragraph level,
including information on cultural values and behaviors of each ethnic group included in the database. Also
includes a cultural profile and list of sources indexed. Based on the Human Relations Area Files, a non-profit
project established at Yale University. Available to University of Kansas users only through the University of
Kansas Information Gateway.
ISI Emerging Markets
Full-text news sources, financial data, statistics and legal information. A multilingual (Arabic, English, French)
collection of news and information sources about the emerging markets of various African countries.
Coverage is best for North Africa (except Algeria) and for Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. All other African
countries are grouped together under ‘Sub-Saharan Africa’. Available to University of Kansas users only
through the University of Kansas Information Gateway.
Lexis Nexis Academic
Provides access to full-text news sources for current events and retrospectively for the last 20 years; full-text
federal, state, and international legal materials; full-text and abstracted medical and health information, and
general information sources. Available to University of Kansas users only through the University of Kansas
NB: The next release of this database, due in June 2007, will include the BBC Monitoring Service and
the Economic Intelligence Unit country reports and profiles for all African countries.
Quarterly index of African periodical literature
An electronic index of over 300 selected periodicals, published in 29 African countries, that are acquired and
indexed by the Nairobi Overseas Office of the Library of Congress. Coverage includes countries in the
eastern, central, and southern regions of the continent. West Africa and North Africa are excluded. This index
is also available to KU patrons in microform and in paper editions.
Electronic Journal Aggregations
African e-Journals Project