Finding Journal Articles in Specialized Databases

The best place to start looking for journal articles is in one of our many specialized databases.  Start with the following:

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts  - Provides citations, abstracts, and indexing of literature and its complementary fields, including international relations, law and public administration.

Columbia International Affairs Online - Includes the full text of working papers and briefs, journal articles, books, foundation-funded research projects, and proceedings from conferences.

Sociological Abstracts - Topics include: sociology and social planning and policy.

Literary Sources - Provides access to literary information and analysis on various authors.

Aluka - Contains scholarly resources from and about Africa. A not-for-profit international collaboration of educational and cultural institutions.

TIP: Click on "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" box if the option appears.  This way you will only see those articles are that appropriate for your research.

For additional resources see list of recommended databases on the African Studies subject guide, which includes:

Content last reviewed: December 2, 2020