Academic OneFile (1980 to present)
Full-text articles from all disciplines.
Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
CIA World Factbook
Information about population, education, economic conditions, health, and much more about countries. Critical sources of telling statistics.
Encyclopedia of African History (Reference DT 20 E53 2005):
Multi-volume encyclopedia devoted to history of Africa. More specialized and scholarly than a general encyclopedia. Good information for background for your reading.
New Encyclopedia of Africa (Reference DT 2 N48 2008)
A 5-volume set of essays on countries, events, people, and more.
Content from newspapers, news agencies and publications from the African continent.
Do you want to receive a news feed from AllAfrica.com for your assignment? On the AllAfrica.com site, find RSS Feed toward the bottom of the first page (below the headlines). Look at the choices of topics and places. Choose one and copy the URL. Go to My Portal on the Amherst College site. You can paste the address into the option Add Feed. You will get the newest headlines on your topic delivered to your portal.
Chicago Manual of Style: Quick Guide
Be sure to credit the sources you use for any research project -- whether printed books and journals or online texts, websites, etc. This quick citation guide shows you how to make formal citations.