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.