Gender and Sexuality in Africa (UN2761): Home


  • Africa south of the Sahara. Annual. (London: Europa, 1971-)
  • Africa yearbook online. (Leiden: Brill, 2004-)
  • African Biography on the Internet. (Compiled by Columbia University Libraries.)
  • African folklore: an encyclopedia. Edited by Philip M. Peek and Kwesi Yankah. New York : Routledge, 2004. (593 p.)
    --See also: E-book
  • Barton, Thomas George. Sexuality and health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Berkeley, Calif. : T.G. Barton, 1991.
  • Black leaders in southern African history. Ed. by Christopher Saunders. (London: Heinemann, 1979) [Pre-20th century leaders, except for one.]
  • Brockman, Norbert C. An African biographical dictionary. 2nd ed. (New York: Grey House, c2006)
    --See also: E-book
  • Dictionary of African biography. 6 vols. Emmanuel K. Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., editors in chief. (Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2012)
  • Encyclopedia of African history. 3 v. Ed. by Kevin Shillington. (New York : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005)
    --See also: E-book
  • Encyclopedia of Islam. 3rd ed. online. (Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 2004-)
    Requires a special font.
    See also: 2nd ed. online
    For print edition, see: Vols. 1-11 (1960-1982).
  • Encyclopedia of the Middle Passage. Edited by Toyin Falola and Amanda Warnock. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007).
  • Europa world plus. (New York, NY : Routledge ; Taylor & Francis Group, 2007-)
    Select "Africa South of the Sahara" or "Middle East and North Africa"
  • Global encyclopedia of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) history. E-book
    Editor in chief, Howard Chiang ; associate editors, Anjali Aronekar [and six others]. (Farmington Hills, Michigan : Charles Scribner's Sons, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019])
    --via Gale Virtual Reference Library
  • Historical Dictionary series. Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ ; Lanham, MD)
    Most recent editions are in Lehman Library Reference, near "Global Studies". For a dictionary of one country, search in CLIO, with "All fields" in "Advanced Search", and use [current name of country] and "historical dictionary".
  • The Middle East and North Africa. Annual. (London: Europa, 1995-)
  • New encyclopedia of Africa, 5 vols. Editor in chief, John Middleton; editor, Joseph C. Miller. Detroit: Thomson/Gale, c2008 .
    --See also: E-book
  • Ntarangwi, Mwenda. Children and youth in Africa : annotated bibliography 2001-2011. Dakar : Codesria, c2014.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Oke, Olufunke A. From conference to conference : a bibliography of African women and development, 1980-1995. Ibadan : Rex Charles Publication, 2001.
  • Oxford African American Studies Center. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008-
    Content includes: Africana (5 volumes); Encyclopedia of African American history; Black women in America--2nd edition; and, the African American national biography.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press)
    --Select "African Studies" ; or, see especially:
  • The Oxford encyclopedia of African historiography : methods and sources. Thomas Spear, editor in chief. (New York : Oxford University Press, 2019)
    --See also: E-book
  • The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought. Editors in chief, F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo.
    2 vols. New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Oxford research encyclopedias--African history (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press)
  • The Palgrave handbook of African women's studies. E-book. Edited by Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso and Toyin Falola. Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.
  • Routledge handbook of queer African studies. E-book. Edited by S.N. Nyeck. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2020.
  • Schwarz-Bart, Simone, with André Schwarz-Bart. In praise of black women. 3 vols. [Madison, WI] : The University of Wisconsin Press, 2001-
  • Sweetman, David. Women leaders in African history. (London : Heinemann, 1984)
  • World Bibliographical Series. Published by Clio Press in Oxford, England and Santa Barbara, CA: 1979-1999.
    For a country bibliography, search in CLIO and use [name of country] and "world bibliographical".
  • World biographical information system--African Biographical Archive. [Online [Munich] : K. G. Saur, 2004-2010.
  • Yakan, Mohamad Z. Almanac of African peoples & nations. (New Brunswick, NJ : Transaction, c1999)
    --See also: E-book
  • Library Catalogs

  • CLIO
    (All CU libraries EXCEPT Law Library & Teachers College)

  • Pegasus (Law Library)
  • Educat (Teachers College)
  • More Catalogs
  • WorldCat
  • Index Databases

  • Africa-Wide Information  via EBSCO (Baltimore, Maryland: National Information Services Corporation, 1997--
    --"Choose Databases" and add:
    Gender Studies and/or LGBTQ+ Source

  • African Women Bibliographic Database (AfricaBib.Org, Davis Bullwinkle, University of Arkansas, Little Rock)

  • AnthropologyPlus. (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC).

  • PAIS International. Monthly. (New York: Public Access Information Service, 1972-)

  • PubMed (Bethesda, MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information)

  • World Health Organization Library: African Index Medicus

  • WHOLIS -- World Health Organization Library Database (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • New Arrivals in the Catalog

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    Citation Management

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

  • Columbia University: Citation Management Software (EndNote, Mendeley & Zotero)

  • The Columbia Guide to Online Style. (2006) E-book.

  • Guide to Citing Government Documents

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

  • Hacker, Diana. The Bedford handbook (2002)
    --See also: "Rules for writers" (2016) -or- 2009 ed.
  • African Studies Librarian

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    Yuusuf Caruso
    Columbia University
    309 Lehman Library
    Global Studies
    420 West 118th Street
    New York, NY 10027 USA