Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Africa: General Sources

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In our print Reference Collection:

Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African & African American Experience
DT14.A37435 2005

Encyclopedia of Africa
DT3.E53 2010

Encyclopedia of Africa South of the Sahara
DT351.E53 1997

Encyclopedia of African History and Culture
DT3.P27 2001

Encyclopedia of African Peoples
DT15.E53 2000

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East & North Africa
DS43.E53 2004

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-century African History
DT29.E53 2003

Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East: an Encyclopedia
GN645.S526 2011

The Europa World Year Book

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Africa and the Middle East
JZ4850.M369 2015

New Encyclopedia of Africa
DT2.N48 2008

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
DT14.O84 2010


Library E-Resources:

(Available to Current MIIS Students, Faculty and Staff only)

Our EBSCOHost package of databases includes Academic Search Elite, Business Source Elite and Newspaper Source. These index databases will give you citations, abstracts and sometimes full text of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers covering a broad range of topics.

EIU Country Reports & Profiles
Economic and political analysis of countries from the Economist Intelligence Unit. Updated monthly.

Europa World
The online version of Europa World Year Book, Europa World provides current economic and political profiles of every country in the world, as well as directory information and statistics. Europa also profiles international organizations.

LexisNexis Academic Universe
LexisNexis covers over 6,000 news, business and legal sources. You'll find full text articles from newspapers, magazines and wire services including non-English language sources. Search the business category for company profiles, financial reports, directory information, and accounting literature. The legal search includes full text articles from law journals, state and federal regulations.

PAIS International
An index to magazines, journals, books and government documents in the fields of public affairs. Abstracts with links to full text of some journal articles. Covers 1915 to present.

PressReader gives you immediate access to over 4,000 newspapers and magazines from 100 countries in 60 languages on your tablet, smartphone and/or desktop computer. The titles are same-day publications and are digital replicas of the print versions. The PressReader app may be downloaded for free.

ProQuest Central
Our ProQuest subscription includes ABI/INFORM business databases, ProQuest Research Library, and ProQuest Newspapers. Search any topic for citations, abstracts and some full text of articles from magazines, journals and newspapers.

World Bank E-Library
All current and recent World Bank publications are available here in PDF format.



Africa Portal
A collection of open source documents, books and journals covering policy-related topics. A project of the Africa Initiative.

Africa Progress Panel
Chaired by Kofi Annan, the Panel focuses on research and policy. Online publications include policy briefs and the annual Africa Progress Report.

Africa Research Institute
Founded in 2007, this organization publishes research papers on political and economic issues.

Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources
A web project based at Stanford University. Searchable by country or by topic.

Africa Through a Lens
A collection of online images from the National Archives of Great Britain. The collection the period from the 1860s onward.

African Journal of History and Culture
This open source peer-reviewed journal is published monthly.

African Online Digital Library
A collaborative project based at Michigan State University. The Digital Library is a growing collection of digital resources on Africa.

African Studies Internet Resources
Research links maintained by Cornell University Libraries.

African Studies Quarterly
An online journal published by the University of Florida Center for African Studies.

African Union
Formerly the Organisation of African Unity. The website for this organization has news, member country profiles, and documents of the organization.

Afrika Zamani
A journal of African history published by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa. Articles from both current and previous issues are available in full text.

A joint research project of the Institute for Democracy in South Africa, Center for Democratic Development (Ghana) and Michigan State University Department of Political Science.  Full text of briefing and working papers are available in PDF format.

BBC News: Africa
News from the region.

Ethnologue: Languages of Africa
An encyclopedia of languages arranged by country.

Norwegian Council for Africa
A website with links by country and by subject.

WN Africa
Regional news from the World News Network.

World Bank: Africa and World Bank: Middle East & North Africa
World Bank country profiles, documents and statistics.