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Continent of info now available In NEW African Studies database

The Libraries new African Studies database is an anthology of 17 databases and 589,300+ records. It is an exclusive combination of databases providing access to multi-disciplinary information on Africa. This database provides abstracts and annotated bibliographies on political, socio-economic, international and development issues, economic and social research, leaders, law, conflicts and conflict resolution, reform, development and foreign relations, business and industry as well as art and architecture, African religion, archeology, linguistics, exploration and travel, flora and fauna, geography, history, literature, missionary accounts. Records are subject classified and region/country classified.

Among the databases included are: African Studies Abstracts, Africa Institute, The Southern African Database, The School of Oriental and African Studies Library Catalogue, NMLIT, Don Africana Collection, The Campbell Collections of the University of Natal, Business and Industry: Africa, Natural and Cultural History Africa (NACHA) APEX, 97, Bibliography on Contemporary African Politics and Development, International Library of African Music, and the Swiss Theses and Dissertations on Africa Database. Special software resolves the problem of duplication among these files.

Users may access the African Studies database from the frontpage of the Libraries website, either from IRIS or from the Indexes & Databases page, under Arts and Humanities / General Arts and Humanities , under Business , under Social Sciences and Law / Area and Ethnic Studies , under Social Sciences and Law / Political Science , and in the alphabetical list of databases.

Posted May 23 , 2001