African Diaspora & African Literatures: Home


    This guide contains citations for print and electronic resources available at Columbia University. Entries for print works include links to Columbia library holdings and to WorldCat records for libraries elsewhere. Most of the electronic resources listed here are ONLY accessible to patrons with a Columbia ID.

    See also: The Novel in Africa guide to resources at Columbia, as well as guides to resources on African Literature on the Internet and the African Diaspora on the Internet.

    ***On the occasion of the passing on August 5, 2019 of Toni Morrison, see also the following list of web links.

Reference: Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, & Handbooks

African Studies Librarian

Contact: Yuusuf S. Caruso, Ph.D.
Phone: 212-854-8045
Office: Global Studies, 309 Lehman Library, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027


  • Africa-Wide Information. (Ipswich, MA: EBSCO ; Baltimore, MD: NISC, 1997-)

  • African Women Bibliographic Database. (AfricaBib.Org, Davis Bullwinkle, U. of Arkansas, Little Rock; African Studies Centre, Leiden University, The Netherlands)

  • Black Studies Center. (Cambridge, MA: ProQuest Information & Learning)
    --Includes essays and historic journals & newspapers.

  • Book review digest plus: 1982 to present. (H.W. Wilson Co.; via FirstSearch)
    --See also: Book review digest retro: 1905-1982

  • HAPI online: Hispanic American Periodicals Index. (Los Angeles, Calif.: UCLA Latin American Center)

  • Humanities full text. (New York: H.W. Wilson, 1995-)

  • International Bibliography of Book Reviews. (K.G. Saur Verlag, Thomson Corporation, 1985--)

  • LITAF: Littérature africaine francophone. (France: Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV)

  • MLA Bibliography. (Online). (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1963-)

  • Pascal-Francis Archive: Online Index, 1972-2015. Monthly. (Paris : CNRS, 1972-2015).
    Interdisciplinary index, with emphasis on Western European publications.

  • Citation Management

  • The Chicago manual of style. 17th ed. E-book. (Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2017])

  • Hacker, Diana. The Bedford handbook. 5th ed. Boston : Bedford Books, c1998.
    --See also: 6th ed.
    Worldcat record

  • How to Cite Internet Resources
    (Columbia University Libraries--African Studies)

  • MLA handbook for writers of research papers. 8th edition. New York : The Modern Language Association of America, [2016]

  • Walker, Janice R. and Todd Taylor. The Columbia Guide to Online Style. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.
    Worldcat record (1998 ed.)