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African Studies at the MSU Libraries: Primary Sources

Getting started with African studies resources at MSU.

Primary Sources on Africa at MSU Libraries

MSU Libraries has a rich, multi-medium collection of primary source on and from Africa. Below are some places to get started, but see the pages on Digital and Multimedia Collections on this Guide, and our separate guides on Microform and Special Collections, for more information. 

Primary Source Databases

Print archives can be found in our Special Collections, and we also have rich collections of archives on microfilm. Below are a list of the digitized archival collections we subscribe to at the MSU Libraries. 

News and Newspapers

Current news on Africa can often be found online, as listed through the sources below. Past news can be found digitized, on microform, or in print holdings in our Special Collections. 

Microform Collections

MSU Libraries holds a number of newspapers, other periodicals, and archival collections on microform. For more information on our holdings, and to find out how to request and use microform, see our LibGuide: Africana Microform at the MSU Libraries

Africana Literature Databases

Statistics and Datasets

Digital Archival Collections