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African Studies: Journals, Databases, and Dissertations

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

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You can use the SU Libraries' Journal locator to search our directory of over 28,000 titles



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Great for reports or statistical data on topics such as women in the DRC.


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Syracuse University's major initiative in open access and preservation of scholarly and creative output emanating from the University is the SU Library hosted database SURFACE ("Syracuse University Research Facility and Collaborative Environment")

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When searching our literature databases, this link will take you to the full-text of journal articles available online through our SU Library subscriptions.

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Each of these collections allows for full-text searching of all titles simultaneously:

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Core literature databases for African Studies