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African Cultures and Societies
|Listed in: Anthropology and Sociology, as ANTH-26 | Black Studies, as BLST-20|
|Miriam R. Goheen (Section 01)|
|Questions about research in this course? Contact Michael Kasper.|
Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books
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.
IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
CIA World Factbook
Information about population, education, economic conditions, health, and much more about countries. Critical sources of telling statistics.
Information about individual countrries produced by the U.S. State Department. More descriptive than just statistical.
Encyclopedia of African History (Ref 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.
Key Events in African History (Ref DT 20 E35 2002):
Topical chapters survey key events, movements, issues. Brief bibliographies.
New Encyclopedia of Africa (Ref DT 2 N48 2008):
Articles about countries, people, arts, other topics. Good for quick background but not in-depth coverage. Some recommendations for further reading.
Full Text Collections
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.