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General Reference : Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, Handbooks, & Yearbooks

  • Abbiw, Daniel K. Traditional and religious plants of West Africa. (Accra, Ghana, West Africa : Smartline Limited, 2015)
  • Africa south of the Sahara. Annual. (London: Europa, 1971-)
  • Africa yearbook online. (Leiden: Brill, 2004-)
  • African disability rights yearbook. Online. [Pretoria, South Africa] : Pretoria University Law Press (PULP), 2013-
  • African ethnobotany in the Americas. Edited by Robert Voeks and John Rashford. (New York : Springer, c2013)
    --See also: E-book
  • African folklore: an encyclopedia. Edited by Philip M. Peek and Kwesi Yankah. New York : Routledge, 2004.
    --See also: E-book
  • Barton, Thomas George. Sexuality and health in Sub-Saharan Africa. Berkeley, Calif. : T.G. Barton, 1991.
  • Collignon, René and Charles Becker. Santé et population en Sénégambie des origines a 1960 : bibliographie annotée. Avec la collaboration de Ellen Brickwedde, Didier Fassin et Christine Henry. ([Paris?] : Institut national d'études démographiques, 1989)
  • The culture of mental illness and psychiatric practice in Africa. Edited by Emmanuel Akyeampong, Allan G. Hill, and Arthur Kleinman. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
    --See also: E-book
  • Encyclopedia of African history. 3 v. Edited by Kevin Shillington. (New York : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005)
    --See also: E-book
  • Encyclopedia of AIDS. E-book. Edited by Thomas J. Hope, Douglas D. Richman, Mario Stevenson. (New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2018)
  • 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
  • Gray, John. Ashe, traditional religion and healing in Sub-Saharan Africa and the diaspora : a classified international bibliography. (New York : Greenwood Press, c1989)
  • Handbook of quality of life in African societies. E-book. Edited by Irma Eloff. (Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019)
  • 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".
  • Iwu, Maurice M. Handbook of African medicinal plants. E-book. (Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2013)
    --See also: 2nd copy
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of the World. Volume 3: Africa. E-book. Edited by Mohamed Neffati, Hanen Najjaa, Ákos Máthé. (Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2017)
  • Kokwaro, John O. Medicinal plants of East Africa. (Nairobi, Kenya : University of Nairobi Press, 2009)
  • Medicinal plant research in Africa : pharmacology and chemistry. E-book. Edited by Victor Kuete. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2013.
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Westley, David. Mental health and psychiatry in Africa : an annotated bibliography. (London ; New York : Hans Zell Publishers, 1993)
  • Principles of medicine in Africa. E-book. Edited by David Mabey...[et al.] (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013)
  • The Routledge handbook of African demography. E-book. Edited by Clifford O. Odimegwu and Yemi Adewoyin. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2022.
  • The Routledge handbook of disability in southern Africa. Edited by Tsitsi Chataika. (Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019)
    --See also: E-book
  • 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".
  • 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)
    --For access, see Law Library Guide
  • Educat (Teachers College)

  • Borrow Direct
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • WorldCat (Interlibrary Loan tool)
  • Internet Resources

  • Demographic and Health Surveys: Countries.
    (Macro International, Calverton, MD)

  • Health Information & Health Organizations in Africa (Columbia University Libraries, New York)
    --See especially: ***COVID-19 in Africa***
    Part of "African Studies WWW-Virtual Library

  • World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Index Databases

  • Africa-Wide Information  (Baltimore, Maryland: National Information Services Corporation, 1997-; via EBSCO).
    An interdisciplinary international index to publications on Africa.
    Note: You can "choose databases": combining Africa-Wide Information, with Anthropology Plus, Historical Abstracts... among others.

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

  • AnthropologyPlus. (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC).

  • Cochrane Library. (Hoboken, NJ: WIley Interscience, 2004-)
    Consists chiefly of four medical science databases: Cochrane database of systematic reviews ; Database of abstracts of reviews of effectiveness; Cochrane controlled trials register;
    and Cochrane review methodology database.

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

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

  • World Health Organization, Regional Office for Africa--African Index Medicus (Geneva, Switzerland; Brazzaville, Republic of Congo)

  • New Arrivals in the Catalog

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  • 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.