African Studies

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CEIC Data University
CEIC Data University
CEIC

CEIC Data University helps students and researchers alike to navigate the dynamic world of macroeconomic data. Users can explore the most complete set of 5.5+ million time series, covering 200 economies, 20 industries, and 18 macroeconomic sectors, with data continuously updated in near-real time.


Drawing from 1,500 reputable sources worldwide, all data points within the resource are subject to strict quality controls to ensure accuracy and standardisation to ensure comparability.

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Schöningh and Fink Social Sciences E-Books Online
Schöningh and Fink Social Sciences E-Books Online
Brill

Schöningh and Fink Social Sciences E-Books Online, is the electronic version of the book publication program of Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh and Wilhelm Fink Verlag Social Sciences E-Books Online in the field of Social Sciences.

Access World News: Research Collection
Access World News: Research Collection
NewsBank

Access World News: Research Collection is an unparalleled collection for academic libraries, featuring thousands of U.S. and global news sources, most available online exclusively through NewsBank. Designed in collaboration with academic librarians, this primary resource solution supports a wide range of academic disciplines, including political science, journalism, English, history, environmental studies, sociology, economics, education, business, health, social sciences and more.

African History and Culture, 1540–1921
African History and Culture, 1540–1921
Readex

Over 1,300 books, pamphlets, broadsides and ephemera about Africa and its peoples, as published in England, the Americas, Europe and Africa across four centuries.

African Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1800-1925
African Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1800-1925
Readex

African Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, 1800-1925, offers unmatched coverage of the people, issues and events that shaped the continent during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring titles from Algeria to Angola, Zambia to Zimbabwe, this unique resource chronicles the evolution of Africa through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, obituaries and other items. Together, African Newspapers, Series 1 and 2, provide news and perspectives from a wide range of counties and cultures during a time of sweeping change.

Also available as part of the World Newspaper Archive.

African Research Online
African Research Online
Brill

This product gives access to both Africa Yearbook Online and African Studies Companion Online.

Africa Yearbook Online is the online version of the Africa Yearbook.


The African Studies Companion Online is an invaluable tool for scholars in African Studies containing over 1800 entries.

Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996
Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996
Readex

Apartheid, the Afrikaans word for “apartness,” defined life in South Africa in the mid-20th century. As white colonists systematically stripped away the rights of Native Africans, the effects of their actions seeped through South Africa, reverberating throughout the continent and the world. Nowhere is the worldwide reaction to apartheid captured as thoroughly as in Apartheid: Global Perspectives, 1946-1996. This fully searchable digitized collection contains nearly 60,000 translated news broadcasts and publications, written by both the people who experienced apartheid and those around the world who watched, reacted to and analyzed it.

Arabic Literature of Africa Online
Arabic Literature of Africa Online
Brill

Arabic Literature of Africa Online (ALA) is a bio-bibliography on the Arabic manuscript tradition in the African continent, which continued well into the 20th century CE. It offers authoritative information about African authors, the texts they wrote in Arabic, the manuscripts in which these texts are found, and the locations of these manuscripts, together with bibliographical references to the literature.

Archives of the Church of Uganda Online
Archives of the Church of Uganda Online
Brill

The records in this collection document the history of the Church of the Province of Uganda, including some of the first written documents about and originating from Uganda. It covers the period from the arrival of the first Church Missionary Society missionaries at King Mutesa's court (1877) to the early 1980s. Contents of the collection include legal and administrative documents, correspondence, publications, personal records and more from the Offices of the Archbishops and Bishops of Uganda, the Education Secretary General, the General, Financial, and Provincial Secretaries, the Provincial Treasurer, and the Mother’s Union.

Black Authors, 1556-1922: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia
Black Authors, 1556-1922: Imprints from the Library Company of Philadelphia
Readex

Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, Black Authors, 1556-1922, is the most complete and compelling collection of its kind. It offers more than 550 fully catalogued and searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe and Africa, expertly compiled by the curators of Afro-Americana Imprints collection, the largest existing collection of its kind. Found within are wide-ranging genres, including personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions.

EMIS University
EMIS University
EMIS

An extraordinary business intelligence database on the world’s emerging markets. Offers access to reports, financial statements, information, news, data and analysis on 4.9+ million companies, 250+ industry sectors and 125+ countries.

FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996 Part 1: Middle East, Africa, Near East and South Asia
FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996 Part 1: Middle East, Africa, Near East and South Asia
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Part 1: Middle East, Africa, Near East and South Asia
This fully searchable online collection—one of eight individually available area subsets of FBIS Daily Reports, 1974-1996—consists of the following specific FBIS series: MEA (Middle East & North Africa, 1974-1980, Middle East & Africa, 1980-1987) and NES (Near East & South Asia, 1987-1996). As the indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent regional history, these reports provide students and scholars with national and occasionally local perspectives through a wealth of original political broadcasts and newspaper coverage.

FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996 Part 2: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
FBIS Daily Reports, 1974–1996 Part 2: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Readex

Part 2: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia

This fully searchable online collection—one of eight individually available area subsets of FBIS Daily Reports, 1974-1996—consists of the following specific FBIS series: SSA (Sub-Saharan Africa, 1974 and 1976-1980), SAF (Sub-Saharan Africa (1975, 1976), SAS (South Asia, 1980-1987), AFR (Africa, Sub-Sahara, 1987-1988) and AFR (Sub-Saharan Africa, 1988-1996). As the indispensable source for insights into decades of turbulent regional history, these reports provide students and scholars with national and occasionally local perspectives through a wealth of original political broadcasts and newspaper coverage.

Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule
Governing Africa: British records from African countries under colonial rule
British Online Archives

These reports reveal what was reported to the British government by their governors in the African colonies. The statistical reports cover 13 colonies, with some data that pre-dates the abolition of the slave trade. Our collections on Colonial Law show how those laws were implemented. The legal notices in the three collections reveal how colonial laws were used to control citizens during wars and uprisings. Notices of land sales also reveal how land changed hands between 1808 and 1966. Less formal notices within the legal content provide context to the legal notices. The colonial reports for each colony explain how the statistics in the Blue Books were intended to be interpreted by colonial readers.

This series includes 14 collections that may also be purchased separately.

International African Bibliography Online
International African Bibliography Online
De Gruyter

The International African Bibliography Online (IABO) is a leading specialist bibliography of African Studies. It already contains 140,000 entries from the International African Bibliography published in the years 1971 to 2017. About 4,000 new entries will be added every year. The IABO can be browsed by categories and offers detailed search options.

Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994
Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994
Readex

For anyone seeking to understand one of the world’s most complex, volatile and internationally significant regions, Middle East and North Africa: Global Perspectives, 1958-1994, is an indispensable resource. This fully searchable online archive offers firsthand reporting and deep analysis on important issues and historic events from Morocco to Egypt to Afghanistan. And with unique content not available anywhere else, it allows researchers unprecedented opportunities to delve into the cultural, economic and political forces that are integral to an array of interdisciplinary topics.

Missionary Archives from Lesotho Online
Missionary Archives from Lesotho Online
Brill

Missionary Archives from Lesotho, 1832-2006 contains both the ethnographic and historical archives of the missionary-historian in Lesotho, D.F. Ellenberger, as well as the complete run of the bi-weekly magazine, the Leselinyana, from 1863 till 2006. The collection also includes historical maps, church archives, personal registers (birth, baptism, and marriage), missionaries’ correspondence, and it features the first written documents from the region. The collection is an important source for historians, theologians, anthropologists, ethnographers and linguists, working on Southern Africa or with an interest in Southern Africa. The archives at the Morija Museum are one of the most important resources of the area. In Morija, French missionaries settled at the beginning of the 19th century, influenced by the strong connections at Cape Town with Dr John Phillip, Superintendent of the London Missionary Society. They started a printing press and published, amongst others, a bi-weekly magazine: the Leselinyana, which started its first publications in 1863. A complete run of this publication is available in this archive. The missionaries documented not only the history of Basotho/Lesotho but also created dictionaries, bible translations and linguistic publications in and about the Sesotho language. The collection of mostly unpublished documents by David Frédéric Ellenberger, completed by his son René Ellenberger, covers the history of the Basotho from early times until 1854 and includes handdrawn maps and monographs. Together with church archives and some travel reports, these documents form a unique collection on the history of this region.

Rand Daily Mail (1902-1985)
Rand Daily Mail (1902-1985)
Readex

The Rand Daily Mail, published daily in Johannesburg, is a critically important title that pioneered popular journalism in South Africa. It is renowned today for being the first newspaper to openly oppose apartheid and contribute to its downfall.

Social Sciences E-Books Online
Social Sciences E-Books Online
Brill

Social Sciences E-Books Online is the electronic version of the book publication program of Brill in the field of Social Sciences

Spreading the word: British missionary work around the world, 1808-1967
Spreading the word: British missionary work around the world, 1808-1967
British Online Archives

The correspondence and papers of these missionary societies cover work within North America, South America, Asia, Africa, and Australasia. Most collections focus on the 18th and 19th centuries. The North American content covers both the United States and Canada. Records on Asia cover India and Sri Lanka, The Committee for Women's Work were also active in Asia. These collections feature a large amount of correspondence to and from missionaries working in these countries. The Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist periodicals reveal how the missionary work was reported to loyal subscribers who funded the missionaries.

This series includes 14 collections that may also be purchased separately.

The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indies
The trade in people: The slave trade in Africa and the West Indies
British Online Archives

Follow the slave trade from Africa and America to Britain through these records. See who traded in slaves, read accounts of their transportation and learn about the plantations where they were forced to work. Then uncover the philosophies that endorsed or fought against the existence of this trade in people.

This series includes 8 collections that may also be purchased separately.

Western Travellers in the Islamic World Online
Western Travellers in the Islamic World Online
Brill

Accounts of travel are a popular and accessible source for research on historical relations between “East” and “West” and are attractive for specialists and non-specialists alike. In the pre-modern period a large number of such accounts were published all over Europe. Predominantly covering the Ottoman Empire, the collection also stretches into Ethiopia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, North Africa, and of course Iran.

World Newspaper Archive
World Newspaper Archive
Readex

Representing the largest fully searchable collection of historical newspapers from around the globe, the World Newspaper Archive will advance research and offer opportunities for fresh insight across wide-ranging academic disciplines. This expanding online resource includes historical newspapers published in Africa, Latin America, South Asia and other regions.


Providing exact digital replicas of newspapers published in English and a variety of other languages, the World Newspaper Archive chronicles the history and politics of diverse peoples and cultures during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative updates, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony and death notices and more, these historical newspapers offer students, teachers and scholars new perspectives on local, national and global issues as well as on daily life around the world.

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