Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Africa: Women

Malian women washing clothes in the Niger River, Sara Spowart

Online Sources:

African Gender Institute
The website of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town provides teaching resources and publications on gender issues in the region.

African Women's Bibliographic Database
A bibliographic database with citations to articles from conferences and research organizations. Compiled and maintained by library staff at the Economic Advancement Research Center at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

Doing Business: Women in Africa
A report from the Doing Business Project and World Bank Gender Action Plan that profiles women entrepreneurs in Africa.

EBSCOHost 
*Note: 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.

Gender Statistics
World Bank statistical database with gender indicators at the country level.

JSTOR 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
The JSTOR collection is an online collection of scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities and ecology.  JSTOR focuses on older or archival collections.  The current 3-5 years of issues are not available.

ProQuest Central 
*Note: Available to current MIIS students, faculty and staff only
A good database for research on any topic.  ProQuest Central searches academic journals, magazines, newspapers and dissertations with a high percentage of full text content.