Histories of Poverty in Africa: Home

General Reference, Atlases & Maps, Indexes, Reviews, Catalogs, & Citation Management

    This guide provides an overview of the most important research tools available at Columbia and on the Internet in support of the Spring 2018 course on "Histories of Poverty in Africa."

General Reference

Atlases & Maps

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--
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  • African Women Bibliographic Database (AfricaBib.Org, Davis Bullwinkle, University of Arkansas, Little Rock)
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  • AnthropologyPlus. (Dublin, Ohio: OCLC).
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  • Historical Abstracts. Monthly. (Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1982--)
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  • PAIS International. Monthly. (New York: Public Access Information Service, 1972-)
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  • PubMed (Bethesda, MD: National Center for Biotechnology Information)
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  • 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).

  • H-Net Reviews. (East Lansing, Michigan: H-Net, Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine, Michigan State University, 1995--).
    An archive of reviews of Africana books, electronic resources, exhibitions, and films.
    Select from "lists": H-Africa, H-AfrArts, H-AfrLitCine, H-Luso-Africa, H-SAfrica, H-West-Africa, and others.

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

  • Janz, Bruce B., "African Philosophy Resources: Selected Online Book Reviews." African Philosophy Resources. (via University of Central Florida, Orlando).

  • JSTOR
    --Use "Advanced Search" and select "Reviews" and "African Studies"