Why use journal articles?
- They are more up-to-date than most books.
- They are “peer reviewed” by other scholars in the field who check for academic integrity.
- Every article will contain cited references that appear as footnotes and/or bibliographies.
- Print journals cannot be signed out of the Library but many of them are now available in e-format.
See our list of recommended databases on the African Studies subject guide, which includes:
- Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
- PAIS Index
- Communication and Mass Media Complete
- International Political Science Abstracts
- Africa Development Indicators
- Historical Abstracts
- Gale Literature
Do NOT limit yourself to these databases alone. See Databases by SUBJECT Page
- Africa Today
- Canadian journal of African studies
- African studies review
- Journal of African history
- Journal of modern African studies
- Journal of Southern African studies
- Review of African Political Economy
- Pambazuka News
- African Arguments