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African Studies: Key resources

A guide to UF Libraries' research and teaching resources in African Studies. Feel free to let us know what would be useful to have included.

Access to resources listed on this Guide

This guide is intended primarily for UF authenticated users (faculty, students, and staff either on or off site with remote access) and onsite guests while in the UF Libraries. Use a GatorLink account or request guest access onsite at any Public Service desk. For non-UF users offsite, many excellent scholarly and educational resources are available as Open Access online. For example, see AFRICA FROM ANTIQUITY TO COLONIALISM to locate online open access resources for African history.

Selected reference titles

Frequently used resources

Cultural heritage and the Law: Protecting immovable heritage in English-speaking countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Ndoro, Webber, Albert Mumma, and George Abungu (eds.). 2008.  ICCROM Conservation Studies, 8. Rome: International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).

Featured research links

Journals, indexes & full-text resources

See also: Humanities Resources for African Studies (many of which aren't specific to Africa).

Open Access Publishing Fund

UF Open Access Publishing Fund The University of Florida Open Access (UFOAP) Fund Pilot Project supports the goal of making UF research findings immediately, freely and globally available.  Policies and procedures, along with the application form, can be accessed on the Open Access website:

African Studies Librarian

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Dan Reboussin
200A Smathers Library

(352) 273-2642
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Center for African Studies

Center for African StudiesThe African Studies Collection at the University of Florida Libraries has a collaborative partnership with the UF Center for African Studies, which contributes generous funding for library materials and services through its U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant as a National Resource Center.


Library tools & services

Africana Bibliography course

A one credit graduate course in Africana Bibliography (AFS 5061) is offered each Fall Semester for interested students through the Center for African Studies

Copyright in Africa

Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright
edited by C. Armstrong, J. De Beer, D. Kawooya, A. Prabhala, T. Schonwetter

The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access, produce and share information and knowledge. Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications, journals and learning materials in general. At the heart of these challenges, and solutions to them, is copyright, the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works.

Published by University of Cape Town Press in association with the International Development Research Centre, the Shuttleworth Foundation and the LINK Centre, Graduate School of Public and Development Management (P&DM), University of the Witwatersrand.

Available as complete download (2.5 Mb), by chapter, or in hardcopy from UCT Press.

Encyclopedia of African Political Cartooning

Africa CartoonsFrom the author Tejumola Olaniyan:

This site educational encyclopedia....inspired by a book in progress on political cartooning in Africa....I am particularly looking for assistance in compiling the names, brief bios, and samples of works of cartoonists past and present in and from each African country.

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