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History 293: Early Africa: Scholarly Resources

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As you seek secondary scholarly sources, try these strategies:

  1. Search Primo for specific titles identified in the bibliographies of encyclopedia entries.  Once you've found that book, look for its Library of Congress Subject Headings.  Click on a subject heading to find more books like this.
  2. Browse through Oxford Bibliographies Online:  African Studies.  Once you find a book or article that seems relevant, search for it in Primo.

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Databases for Finding Scholarly Articles

Tip: Scholarly articles on aspects of African history, society and culture are published in a wide range of academic journals in several different disciplines.  For this reason, we recommend that you do not limit your searches in JSTOR to just "African Studies" journals.