History of West Africa, c1000 CE to the present: CLIO Searching & Primary Sources?

General Tips on Searching in CLIO for Books and Book Chapters

  1. Basic Search Tools for CLIO and Other Databases

  2. Reference works or statistical publications -- in print or electronic
    • Combine name of country or language or ethnic group as “Subject” -AND- another term as a “Subject”….such as:

      bibliography | handbooks | statistics | atlas -or- maps

      biography | congresses | dictionaries | grammar

  3. Historical sources—published
    • Use “Subject” keywords like: “description and travel” | “personal narratives” | sources
    • Colonial government publications

      Search [name of the colonial territory], Great Britain Colonial Office, France, etc. as “Author” or “All Fields”

  4. Literary works
    • Search by author or title …or combine [name of individual language] as “Subject” with:

      literature | drama | fiction | poetry | criticism
    • Exceptions….African literature (English) ; African literature (French)


Primary Sources?