Studying Africa: A Guide to Sources

Studying Africa_A Guide to the SourcesIn todays newsletter, The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) has pointed towards its revised and updated version of Studying Africa: A Guide to the Sources, which is now in its 3rd edition and available for download as a pdf at their publications database.

Studying Africa is, according to the corresponding article on NAI’s website:

“A guide to African studies, primarily within the area of social sciences. Provides practical guidance on handbooks, databases, statistics and other support for literature and fact searches.”

As a matter of fact, the publication is definitely a quite comprehensive collection of possible initial starting points when being on the lookout for quality information on the continent. It points towards:

  • Bibliographies, article indexes and journal collections
  • databases and library catalogues
  • digital archives, web portals and link collections
  • facts and country sources
  • news services
  • periodicals
  • statistics, and
  • official publications (information taken from the table of contents).

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