Economic Development in Africa: Home

General Reference, Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, & Textbooks

  • Africa contemporary record. Annual. (London: Africana Publishing, 1968/69-2002)
  • Africa south of the Sahara. Annual. (London: Europa, 1971-)
  • "African women entrepreneurs." Web dossier. (March 2023). African Studies Centre Library, Leiden University. (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Area Handbook series [historical]. Prepared by the Library of Congress and sponsored by the US Dept. of the Army. (Washington)
    • For the handbook of a country, search in CLIO: use country name and "area handbook".
    • For available online handbooks on Africa, see section on US Dept. of the Army in "US Organizations on Africa," compiled by Columbia University Libraries.
  • Decker, Corrie and Elisabeth McMahon. The idea of development in Africa : a history. (Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2021])
    --See also: E-book
  • The development of Africa : issues, diagnoses and prognoses. E-book. Ed. by Olayinka Akanle and Jìmí Olálékan Adésìnà. (Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2018)
  • Diaspora for development in Africa. E-book. Ed. by Sonia Plaza and Dilip Ratha. (Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2011)
  • Encyclopedia of African history. 3 v. Ed. by Kevin Shillington. (New York : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005)
  • 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"
  • Good growth and governance in Africa : rethinking development strategies. Edited by Akbar Noman [and others]. (Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2012) Textbook.
    --See also: E-book
  • Growth and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. Edited by Channing Arndt, Andy McKay, and Finn Tarp. (Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2016) Textbook.
    --See also: E-book
  • The handbook of social work and social development in Africa. Edited by Mel Gray. (London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017)
    --See also: E-book
  • 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".
  • Irele, Modupeola. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS): a bibliography and sourcebook. (Lagos: Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, 1990)
  • Jerven, Morten. Africa : why economists get it wrong. E-book. (London, [England] : Zed Books in association with International African Institute Royal African Society World Peace Foundation, 2015)
    --See also: Print
  • Jerven, Morten. The wealth and poverty of African states : economic growth, living standards and taxation since the late nineteenth century. E-book. (Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2022)
    --See also: Print
  • The Middle East and North Africa. Annual. (London: Europa, 1995-)
  • Langdon, Steven, Archibald R.M. Ritter and Yiagadeesen Samy. African economic development. (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018) Textbook.
    --See also: E-book
  • Mbroh, Francis K. The evolution of economic development in Africa : African trade, 1948-2017. (London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022)
    --See also: E-book
  • Migration, remittances, and sustainable development in Africa. E-book. Edited by Maty Konte and Linguère Mously Mbaye. (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021)
  • New encyclopedia of Africa, 5 v. Editor in chief, John Middleton; editor, Joseph C. Miller. (Detroit: Thomson/Gale, c2008)
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press)
  • The Oxford companion to the economics of Africa. E-book. Edited by Ernest Aryeetey . . . [et al.]. (Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • The Oxford companion to the economics of South Africa. E-book. Edited by Haroon Bhorat, Alan Hirsch, Ravi Kanbur, Mthuli Ncube. (Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • The Oxford encyclopedia of African thought. Editors in chief, F. Abiola Irele and Biodun Jeyifo. 2 vols. (New York : Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • The Oxford handbook of Africa and economics. 2 vols. Edited by Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin. (Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • The Oxford handbook of the economy of Cameroon. E-book. Edited by Célestin Monga.
    (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2022)
  • The Oxford handbook of the Ethiopian economy. Edited by Fantu Cheru, Christopher Cramer, and Arkebe Oqubay. (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2019)
    --See also: E-book
  • The Oxford handbook of the South African economy. E-book. Edited by Arkebe Oqubay, Fiona Tregenna, and Imraan Valodia. (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021)
  • The Oxford handbook of structural transformation. E-book. Edited by Célestin Monga and Justin Yifu Lin. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2019)
  • Oxford research encyclopedias--African history (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press)
  • The Palgrave handbook of Africa's economic sectors. E-book. Edited by E.F. Wamboye and B. Fayissa. (Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2022])
  • Palgrave handbook of African entrepreneurship. E-book. Edited by Oluwaseun Kolade, David Rae, Demola Obembe, and Kassa Woldesenbet Beta. ([S.l.] : Springer International Publishing, 2022)
  • The Palgrave handbook of agricultural and rural development in Africa. E-book. Edited by Evans S. Osabuohien. (Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020])
  • The political economy of economic growth in Africa, 1960-2000. 2 vols. E-book. Edited by Benno J. Ndulu ... [et al.]. (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008) Textbook.
    --See also: Offsite print copy, with CD
  • The population of southern Africa: an annotated bibliography 1980-1997. 2 vols. [Dakar, Senegal]: Union for African Population Studies, 1998.
  • Poverty reduction in the course of African development. Edited by Machiko Nissanke and Muna Ndulo. (Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017) Conference proceedings.
    --See also: E-book
  • The quality of growth in Africa. Edited by Ravi Kanbur, Akbar Noman, and Joseph E. Stiglitz. (New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]) Textbook.
    --See also: E-book
  • The Routledge companion to business in Africa. Edited by Sonny Nwankwo and Kevin Ibeh. (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015)
    --See also: E-book
  • The Routledge handbook of African demography. E-book. Edited by Clifford O. Odimegwu and Yemi Adewoyin. (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022)
  • Routledge handbook of contemporary African migration. E-book. Edited by Daniel Makina and Dominic Pasura. (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023)
  • The Routledge handbook of EU-Africa relations. E-book. Edited by Toni Haastrup, Luís Mah and Niall Duggan. (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2021)
  • Routledge handbook of public policy in Africa. E-book. Edited by Gedion Onyango. (New York : Routledge, 2022)
  • Routledge handbook of urban planning in Africa. E-book. Edited by Carlos Nunes Silva. (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020)
  • 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".
  • Yearbook on the African Union, 2020--. E-book. (Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 2022-- )
  • Library Catalogs

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

  • Pegasus (Law Library)
    --For access, see Law Library Guide
  • Educat (Teachers College)

  • Borrow Direct (Fast interlibrary book loan)
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • WorldCat
  • Index Databases

  • Africa-Wide Information  via EBSCO (Baltimore, Maryland: National Information Services Corporation, 1997--
    --Combine with: AnthropologyPlus ;
    Business Source Complete ; EconLit ; Historical Abstracts ; and
    Social Sciences Full Text

  • (Liege, France)
    Index and full text access to French language e-books and journal articles.

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

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

  • World Health Organization Library: African Index Medicus
    See also:
    • African index medicus. Quarterly. (Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo: Library & Documentation Centre, WHO Regional Office for Africa, 1993-95) -- Check HEALTH SCIENCES Reference.
  • WHOLIS -- World Health Organization Library Database (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Book Reviews

  • Africa review of books. -- Dakar, Senegal: CODESRIA, 2004-

  • Book review digest plus. (H.W. Wilson Co., USA; via FirstSearch).

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

    --Use "Advanced Search" and select "Reviews" and "African Studies"
  • Atlases & Maps

  • Africa: atlas of our changing environment. (Nairobi, Kenya: UNEP, 2008).

  • Africapolis: visualise urbanisation in Africa (2018) (Paris, France)
    Produced by the OECD Sahel and West Africa Club.

  • Agence française de développement. Atlas of Africa: new perspectives on the continent. E-book. [S.l.] : Routledge, 2021.

  • Atlas du continent africain. (Paris: Jeune Afrique & Les Editions du Jaguar, 1993).

  • Atlas of Africa: energy resources. (Nairobi, Kenya: UNEP, 2017)
    --See also: E-book

  • Christopher, A.J.. The atlas of apartheid. (New York: Routledge, 1994).

  • Christopher, A.J. The atlas of changing South Africa. 2nd ed. (London ; New York : Routledge, c2001)
    See also: E-book

  • Columbia University Libraries: Geospatial Data Catalog -and- Lehman Social Sciences Library Map Room.

  • Eltis, David and David Richardson. Atlas of the transatlantic slave trade. (New Haven, [Connecticut] ; London, [England] : Yale University Press, 2010)
    --See also: E-book

  • Freeman-Grenville, G.S.P. The new atlas of African history. (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991).

  • Griffiths, I.L. An atlas of African affairs. 2nd ed. (New York: Routledge, 1994)
    See also: Lehman Reference copy.

  • Historical atlas of Africa. Ed. by J.F. Ade Ajayi et al. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985).
    See also: Butler Reference copy

  • Humanitarian OpenStreet Map Team--Our Work (Washington, DC)
    Select locations in Africa: "When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies a huge network of volunteers to create, online, the maps that enable responders to reach those in need.

  • International Lake Environment Committee Foundation for Sustainable Mangement of World Lakes & Reservoirs. World Lake Database--African Lakes. (Shiga-ken, Japan: ILEC, 2022) -- via Columbia University Libraries.

  • Kwamena-Poh, Michael et al. African history in maps. (London; New York: Longman, 1982).

  • Lake Victoria Basin: atlas of our changing environment. E-book. (Arendal, Norway: GRID-Arendal, 2017).

  • Landscapes of West Africa : a window on a changing world. (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso : Comité Permanent Inter-états de Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel (CLISS), [2016])

  • Maps of Africa on the Internet. (Columbia University Libraries)

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. An atlas of the Sahara-Sahel: geography, economics and security. E-Book [Edited by] Laurent Bossard. ([Paris, France] : OECD, 2014).

  • Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Regional Atlas on West Africa. E-book. Paris : OECD Publishing, 2009.
  • 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

  • Hacker, Diana. The Bedford handbook.
    5th ed. Boston : Bedford Books, c1998.
    --See also: 6th ed.
  • African Studies Librarian

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