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Africana (African Studies) at the MSU Libraries: Resources

The Africana Reference Library (Main Library, 2nd floor, East Wing) contains offices of the Africana librarians & reference works.

Digital Full-text/Databases/Streaming

AfricaBib (Africana Periodical Literature)
Africa-wide information
African blue books, 1821-1953

African Newspapers (WorldNewspaperArchive)
African Studies Abstracts
African Studies, Oxford Bibliographies

African Writers Series
Afrobarometer (politics)
AJOL [archive]  
Apartheid South Africa 1948-1980.  
Artemis Primary Sources
Black Studies Center (Diaspora, some Africa)
British Online Archives(Selected Papers from Personal
Library of Colin
Legum, 1919-2003;  South African Archives o USPG)
British records on the Atlantic world, 1700-1900
(Early colonial & missionary records from West Africa; Gold Coast records from archives of USPG 1886-1951; Universities Mission to Central Africa)
Cairn (francophone journals)
Confidential print. Africa, 1834-1966.

Corpus de la première littérature francophone d'Afrique noire
DISA (Digital Innovation South Africa)
Empire Online
Ethnographic Video Online

Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest (
Nineteenth Century Collections Online)
Filmakers Library Online (streaming video)
House of Commons Parliamentary Papers 1801-2004
Kanopy streaming video
(content changes: search by keyword)

Original Correspondence C.O. 583. Nigeria 1931-51
Quarterly Index to African Periodical Literature see AfricaBib
Recent Doctoral Dissertations (about Africa)

SAePublications (SABINET e-journals)
SALDRU clippings collection
Slavery Abolition And Social Justice 1490 2007
Slavery and anti-slavery: a transnational archive

South Africa Collection (video streaming)

Government Documents Online from Africa

InterLibrary Loan


NEW AFRICA RESOURCES  @ MSU Libraries: an occasional newsletter
updates (2011-2016 - )

News About Africa

African News Agency [NEW] full-text news reports from entire media spectrum (1998- Current).

African Newspapers/Africa News (Stanford) (current) (archive) 

NewspaperDirect (10 nations, 60 days only)

SA Media [NEW] South African newspapers and periodicals from 1978 onwards.

United Nations - IRIN Africa Service

Africa Past & Present podcast (MSU)


H-Africa scholarly network


Africana (Peter Limb personal feed) on Twitter

Peter Limb's Africana feed. not official MSU site, but largely Africana



For reference assistance, please contact:
Peter Limb Africana Bibliographer (517) 884-0838

and, from January 11, 2017: Jessica Achberger

Our address: Africana, MSU Libraries
 2nd Floor East Wing
366 W. Circle Drive East Lansing, MI 48824


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