Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Featured database: Africa-Wide NiPAD

Africa-Wide NiPAD is one of the few databases which focuses exclusively on African Studies topics. As with the Libraries' other databases, it links to full-text articles (when we have access to the full text electronically), to abstracts, or bibliographic citations. Please try out this very useful resource - it can be accessed from the Libraries' subject page - just click on African Studies, and scroll down to Africa-Wide NiPAD.

It covers "material on Africa from the 19th century to the present, including: African studies abstracts (1994- ), Africa Institute (1981- ), Southern African database (1961- ), School of Oriental and African Studies Library catalogue: Africa (1989- ), NAMLIT (19th century- ), Don Africana collection (16th century- ) Campbell collections of the University of Natal, Killie Campbell Africana Library (19th century- ), Business & industry: Africa (1994- ), Natural and cultural history Africa (1960- ), African periodicals exhibit catalogue (1997), Bibliography on contemporary African politics and development (1981-1992), International library of African music, Database of Swiss theses and dissertations (1897-1996) ; Index to South African periodicals (1987-present), the South African national bibliography (1988-present), National English Literary Museum (1990-present, retrospective to the 19th cent.), Knipkat from the Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkunde Museum en Navorsingsentrum, Witwatersrand University Management Research Reports (1970-present), The Centre for Rural Legal Studies Database (1987 and earlier to present), South African Legal Abbreviations, and others" (IUCAT)

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