Africa contemporary record. Annual. (London: Africana Publishing, 1968/69-2002)
Africa south of the Sahara. Annual. (London: Europa, 1971-)
Africa yearbook online. (Leiden: Brill, 2004-)
An African biographical dictionary. 2nd ed. Compiled by Norbert C. Brockman. (New York: Grey House Pub., c2006) (667 p.)
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.)
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)
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)
Encyclopedia of Islam. 3rd ed. online. (Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 2004-)
Requires a special font.
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"
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 v. Editor in chief, John Middleton; editor, Joseph C. Miller. Detroit: Thomson/Gale, c2008.
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 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)
Scholarly essays, with extensive bibliographic references, on a wide variety of topics in the field.
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.
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)
For a country bibliography, search in CLIO
and use [name of country] and "world bibliographical".