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The second edition of this classic reference organizes and explains the most important resources dealing with the study of Africa. It is intended for students, teachers, librarians, and serious researchers, and it covers works and surveys dealing with the entire African continent. The introductory sections cover African studies indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, guides and directories as well as electronic sources and Internet web sites. The continuing chapters deal with specific types of materials such as statistics, current events, biography, primary sources, and government publications. The main body of the work is an annotated overview of sources for disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, agriculture, and ecology. Chapters typically include research guides, directories, surveys of the literature, bibliographies, indexes and abstracts, key periodical titles, and relevant Library of Congress subject headings. Over half of the entries are either new or have been updated since the old edition, and there is expanded coverage on volumes dedicated to the study of North Africa, the growth of Islam in Africa, and a tremendous increase in the number of electronic sources listed.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction Part 3 Part I: General Sources Chapter 4 1. Bibliographies and Indexes Chapter 5 2. Guides, Handbooks, Directories, and Encyclopedias Chapter 6 3. Biography Chapter 7 4. Primary Sources Chapter 8 5. Government Publications Chapter 9 6. Statistics Part 10 Part II: Subject Sources Chapter 11 7. Agriculture and Food Chapter 12 8. Communications Chapter 13 9. Cultural Anthropology Chapter 14 10. Development Chapter 15 11. Environment Chapter 16 12. Folklore Chapter 17 13. Geography and Maps Chapter 18 14. History Chapter 19 15. Languages and Linguistics Chapter 20 16. Libraries and Librarianship Chapter 21 17. Literature and Theater Chapter 22 18. Music Chapter 23 19. Politics and Government Chapter 24 20. Publishing and the Book Trade Chapter 25 21. Religion Chapter 26 22. Visual Arts Chapter 27 23. Women Part 28 Author/Title Index Part 29 Subject Index Part 30 About the Author