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African Studies Subject Guide — Finding Articles

Guide to articles, books, films, websites, and other resources for African Studies.

Where to Find Articles?

There are two types of articles that you can find in our databases: scholarly/academic/peer-reviewed articles and newspapers' articles. Depending on the type of research you are conducting these two type of articles may come handy for your project. The best place to start your research is consulting our multidisciplinary databases. You can search for articles in your topic across multiple disciplines. Most databases will indicate which type of article you found in the results.

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Below are best bets for getting started:

There are some specialized databases on African Studies (some available through UConn, while others are freely available online). Check the list below for some suggestions:

News articles: Africa

If you are interested in historical research or want to learn the current state of  issues happening in any of the many countries of Africa, check these newspapers that focus on African issues and countries.

African Studies Journals

AJOL is the world’s largest online library of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

Below is a list of well known African Studies journals.