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  1. Africana Research Tools Araba Dawson-Andoh 122 A Alden Library 740-593-2547 dawson-a@ohio.edu

  2. Overview • The Library’s Web site • Reference Collection • Electronic Databases • Specialized Databases • Internet Resources

  3. The Library’s Web Site • Online catalogs – Alice, Ohiolink, Worldcat • Electronic Journal – African Studies • InfoTree • African Studies Resources Guide • Search strategy • Citing Sources

  4. Reference Collection • Bibliographies • Indexes • Directories • Encyclopedias • Dictionaries • Handbooks

  5. Electronic Databases • Academic Search Complete • Lexis Nexis • Social Science Citation Index

  6. Specialized • Africabib.org • African Journals Online (AJOL) • Africa Wide • Economic Intelligence Unit • ELDIS • JSTOR African Studies Journals • Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS) Africa

  7. Africabib.org • Contains two databases • African women’s bibliographic database • African Periodical literature database.

  8. African Journals Online (AJOL) • Mainly tables of contents and abstracts of scholarly journals published in Africa • Coverage includes agricultural sciences, resource management, language and literature, health, science and technology and social sciences

  9. Africa Wide • Databases include: • African Studies Abstracts – entire collection of the African studies center at Leiden. • Coverage - social, economic and development issues, religion, law, education, modern history and more. • African Institute Database - coverage includes, political, socio-economic, international and development issues facing contemporary Africa.

  10. Economic Intelligence Unit • Country reports – In depth analysis of political trends in African countries. • Country profile - Background and historical context of current economic and political events in African countries. • Country finance and commerce - Financial regulations and conditions and Operating conditions and business regulations of certain African countries.

  11. ELDIS • Gateway to information on development issues. • Offers a directory of websites, databases, library catalogues, email discussion lists and blogs. • Provides summaries and links to online documents on topics such as HIV/AIDS, children and development, food security, education…

  12. JSTOR African Studies Journals • Digital archive of the back issues of scholarly journals starting with their first issues. • Time period is normally 3-5 years between last issue in JSTOR and recent issue. • Includes many leading journals as well as a few cultural and literary magazines.

  13. GWS Africa Project • Coverage includes feminist theory, women’s movements in Africa, women’s health, biographies, land issues, history, social transformation and politics. • Bibliographies are mostly citations with links to a few full-text articles.

  14. SAHARA(Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research Alliance) • Scientific publications in the area of the social aspects of HIV and AIDS, hosted by Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa • Provides links to other African research organizations.

  15. Internet Gateways Africa South of the Sahara( Stanford University) • A gateway for internet resources on Africa, browse by country or topics and a search feature. • Topics covered includes organizations, book dealers, business, sports, travel, weather, African Studies programs and statistics. • Columbia University Libraries African Studies A gateway for searching for Internet resources on Africa covering various topics both scholarly and general. • Links to journals and newspapers. • International Directory of African studies scholars in various disciplines. • African language resources.

  16. Major library collection guides and online catalogs • Center for Research Libraries (CRL). • Herskovits Library of African Studies at Northwestern University. • British Library African Collection. • Library of Congress- Africa section. • University of Pennsylvania.

  17. African Studies Blog • Excellent tool for sharing information on databases, new books and other resources. • Links to interesting news and magazine articles on Africa, conference call for papers and more. • Links to book reviews, abstracts and full text reports.

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