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Africa: Getting Started with Research

Tips for Finding Articles

Articles about this subject can be found in publications from a wide variety of disciplines. Use the databases on this page to get access to thousands of articles examining the subject from different perspectives or browse the key publications shown.

If the full text of an article is not available in a database, click on the sfxfind icon to find other options for getting the article.

Article Databases

What is a database? Generally speaking, a database is a collection of records.  These record might be citations, full text documents, academic articles, news stories, music, videos etc.  Some databases are multidisciplinary, while others focus on particular topic, academic discipline, or media.  Below is a collection of databases that may be useful for your research. 

Africa-Specific Databases

For a complete listing see: Databases by Subject: African Studies


Other Useful Databases


Find Journals Published in Africa


Current Newspapers on Africa

Consult the following resources for up-to-date newspaper coverage of Africa and the world: 


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