Africa background resources

Africa south of the Sahara.
London, Europa Publications
1971-2016
Latest year in Information Center Ready Reference DT352 .A34 (next to the Information Desk). Older years in the Stacks

Africa contemporary record; annual survey and documents
1968/69 – 2001/2002
Latest year 2001/2002 in Information Center DT1 .A212 (stack area behind the newspapers). Older years in the Stacks

Africa Research Bulletin 1964 -
Economic, financial, and technical series
Political, social, and cultural series
Helps you find the dates of events, a year’s facts about a country. Can search by country. Has annual  indexes
Online (from 1997) and print (from 1964) editions.

Africa Yearbook Online (Brill). 2004-2015
Covers politics, foreign affairs, socio-economic developments.

Cambridge History of Africa
Covers From the Earliest times to c. 1975 in 8 volumes online.

Country Watch
Politics, economics, military,business,history, social life, etc.

Encyclopedia of Africa / editors, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
2 volumes
Information Center DT3 .E53 2010 (stack area behind the newspapers)

New encyclopedia of Africa / John Middleton, editor in chief ; Joseph C. Miller, editor.
Detroit : Gale Cengage Learning, c2008. 5 v.
Information Center DT2 .N48 2008 (stack area behind the newspapers)

Historical Dictionaries of Africa
Information Center (stack area behind the newspapers) ; some countries have online editions. Each African country has its own volume. A few are online  – Historical Dictionary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (name changes, maps, chronology, history, land & people, Historical Dictionary of  Eritrea.  May need to download the ebrary plugin on your own computer.

Oxford Bibliographies - African Studies
Essays and annotated bibliographies by experts on African topics. http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10267401

Oxford Handbooks - History - African History
Signed articles by Africanist scholars. Topics include - archaeology.

Culture and Customs of.......................... A series of books on African countries. Example - Culture and Customs of Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, etc.

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