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GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA -- SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library  Revised January 23, 2001
See also
World History
Africa/Culture/News 
Global Studies
Geography
Customs, Folklore

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT AFRICA

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.1
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 
Decalok Samuel et.al. "Africa" v. 1 Steel, Robert W. et.al. "Africa". v. 1

GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA-- BROWSING GUIDE 960'S
See our guide, Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

960's     General History of Africa
961's     Tunisia and Lybia
962's     Egypt and Sudan
963's     Ethiopia and Eritrea
964's     Northwest African Coast and Offshore Islands
965's     Algeria 
966's     West Africa and Offshore Islands
967's     Central Africa and Offshore Islands
968's     Southern Africa  Republic of South Africa
969's     South Indian Ocean Islands

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.

Africa--Civilization--Maps. 
Africa--History
Ethnology--Africa, West
Africa, West--History
Africa, West--Social life and customs
Africa--Periodicals. 
Heads of state--Africa--Biography
Statesmen--Africa--Biography
Africa, North--Encyclopedias. 
Africa, East--Description and travel. 
Ethiopia--Description and travel. 
Africa--Politics and governme
Africa, Sub-Saharan--Encyclopedias. 
Apartheid--South Africa
Anti-apartheid movements
Sudan--Description and travel. 
Egypt--Description and travel. 

GENERAL HISTORY OF AFRICA--SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject. Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.
Resource Type: Selected Title Call Number
African History: Atlases  Cultural atlas of Africa
Maps of the world.
Ref.  960 C968 1998
REf. 912 G875 1997
African History: Handbooks 
These  are usually 
one-volume works 
specializing in one area

 

Encyclopedia of Africa south of the Sahara
Peoples of the world. The Middle East and North Africa : the culture, geographical setting, and historical background of 30 peoples of the Middle
East and North Africa
Peoples of the world. Africans south of the Sahara
The Encyclopedia of Africa. -
Ref. 967.003 E56 1997
Ref. 956 M913 1992

Ref. 960 M913 1991
Ref.960.03 E56 

African History:  Article Reprints Global Studies: Africa Ref. 960.3 RAM

Video

Ancient Africa [videorecording] 960.1 A541 1998
Africa [videorecording] : a history denied 960 A258 1995

Books in the Circulating Collection

African people in world history  909.0496 C598 1993
Lords of the savanna : the Bambara, Fulani, Igbo, Mossi, and Nupe 966.0496 K862 1997
Traditional Africa / 960 M665 1996
Centuries of greatness : the West African kingdoms, 750-1900 966 K86 1995
 The Efe : people of the Ituri Rain Forest  967.51 S625 1993
 South Africa : troubled land / 968 P281 1992
 Ethiopia : the roof of Africa 963 K96 1991
 Zulus 968.4004693 Z94MA
Modern African political leaders 960.32 R225 1998
Lands of the Nile : East Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt. 960 L263 1986

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to  SAILS  Databases . You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

WEB SITES

Library of Congress Country Studies
Includes information for twelve of the African countries
CIA World Factbook: Country profiles section includes statistics, maps, flags, 
University of Pennsylvania African 
Studies Web Resources  This excellent site will lead you to facts about each African country: news, statistics, and links to  other Web sites. 
BBC World Service :The BBC, one of the world's most successful radio networks, provides the latest news from around the world, including from almost all of the African countries. CNN Online Page : U.S. 24-hour video news channel. News, updated every few hours, includes text, pictures, and  film. Good external links.
African History Sourcebook Internet Public Library Newspaper Links grouped byregion:  http://www.ipl.org/reading/news/ 

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Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001