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Syracuse University Libraries

African Studies: Books

African studies is multidisciplinary in scope, and this site covers print and electronic sources on Africa that will be relevant to Syracuse University scholars.


There are a number of different collections on the SU Campus that may be useful for your research in African Studies.  To search for books and other sources within the SU Libraries' catalog, try a subject headings search using some of the terms listed below, for example.   Also search the Libraries' catalog subject headings for individual countries such as Kenya, or ethnic groups such as Igbo.

    • Africa
    • women-Africa
    • specific African countries
    • social sciences topics
    • humanities topics
    • maps
    • government documents

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      Reference books

      Don't forget that all campus libraries have reference collections with scholarly encyclopedias, atlases, and other publications that may provide useful background information for your research.