Africa: General Sources

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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

New Encyclopedia of Africa
DT2.N48 2008

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought
DT14.O84 2010

Print Periodical Collection

Jeune Afrique l'intelligent
Journal of Contemporary African Studies
Journal of Modern African Studies

Databases, E-journal and E-Book Packages

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

Our EBSCOHost package of databases includes Academic Search EliteBusiness 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
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.

Digital editions of over 500 international newspapers in English, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and other languages.  Updated daily with a 2-3 month archive.

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

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

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.

Background Notes
Annual country profiles from the U.S. Department of State.

BBC News: Africa
News from the region.

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

The Index on Africa
Maintained by the Norwegian Council on Africa. A website with links by country and by subject.

Portals to the World
Maintained by the Library of Congress, links to electronic resources for researching countries.

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.