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African Studies: A Resource Guide: Welcome!

 

 

Kwele Mask, in the collection of the American Museum of Natural History. Photo by Daderot. Source: Wikimedia Comons

 

Gumberg Library

African Studies

Welcome to this research guide supporting African Studies. It will connect you to all sorts of resources on peoples dwelling in Africa as well as in the African Diaspora. You will find anthropological and sociological, political and historical, religious and philosophical, health, business and economic, as well as literary, musical and artistic information here. Click on the tabs that run across the top of this guide to access information on the various topics.

While the information sources we point you to on each tab are different, the format on each tab is the same. When you click on a tab you will see links to:

  • Important individual print and electronic reference works to help you get started with research, as well as links to collections of electronic reference works
  • Databases for magazine, newspaper, and journal articles
  • Reliable websites.
  • Also available on each tab is a subtab helpful for finding books on that topic. These subtabs contain links that run subject searches in the online catalog as well as information on how to do further online catalog searches.

If at any time in you research your need help, click on the Ask a Librarian link on the left side of the screen.

Center for African Studies

Page maintained by

Ted Bergfelt, MLS

Research & Instruction Librarian

Gumberg Library

412.396.5351

bergfeltt@duq.edu

Image credit

The banner image of kente cloth at the top of each page of this guide is from http://book.douban.com, and according to Yahoo is "free to modify, share, and use."