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Key Databases for African History

A "digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa."

Africana Periodical Literature
Includes "articles on Africa covering a wide range of topics, from geography, history and anthropology to agriculture, women’s studies, medicine and health. It currently (November 2013) contains more than 169,600 records from over 750 journals. The majority of the journals are in English or French. A smaller number is in German, Afrikaans, Dutch, Italian and Portuguese. There is a strong focus on journals published in Africa."

Historical Abstracts
Primary scholarly index of history, covering Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Publications orginate throughout the world, from 1960 to present.

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