Reference Guide to Africa: A Bibliography of Sources / Edition 2

Reference Guide to Africa: A Bibliography of Sources / Edition 2

by Alfred Kagan
     
 

ISBN-10: 081085208X

ISBN-13: 9780810852082

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This reference guide provides a one-stop source for African studies research mainly in the humanities and social sciences. It is intended for students, teachers, librarians, casual inquirers, and serious researchers who are delving into unknown territory. The introductory sections cover African studies indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, guides and directories as

Overview

This reference guide provides a one-stop source for African studies research mainly in the humanities and social sciences. It is intended for students, teachers, librarians, casual inquirers, and serious researchers who are delving into unknown territory. 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 seventeen disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and 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.

Author Biography: Alfred Kagan is the African Studies Bibliographer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Professor Kagan teaches an annual graduate course on the Bibliography of Africa. Yvette Scheven was the African Studies Bibliographer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1969 to 1992. She has compiled and edited several bibliographies, including "Bibliographies for African Studies, 1970-1986" which won the 1990 Conover-Porter Award for best Africana reference work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810852082
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction

Part I: General Sources
1 Portals, Bibliographies and Indexes
2 Guides, Encyclopedias, and Country Sources
3 Biography
4 Primary Sources
5 Government Publications
6 Statistics
Part II: Subject Sources
7 Agriculture and Food
8 Communications
9 Cultural Anthropology
10 Development
11 Environment
12 Folklore
13 Geography and Maps
14 History
15 Languages and Linguistics
16 Libraries and Librarianship
17 Literature and Theater
18 Music
19 Politics and Government
20 Religion
21 Visual Arts
22 Women and Gender

Author/Title Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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