ANTH 4620/5209

ANTH4620A:ANTH5209F Contemp Sub-Saharan Africa (SEM) Fall 2019

Course Instructor: 

Louise de la Gorgendière


The purpose of this guide is to help you find academic sources of information to supplement your course readings and help you complete your assignments.

The following pages will help you locate reliable sources of information on "ethnic identity" for your selected sub-Saharan country.

1. Background information for your "case study":

Search these resources to find background information on African countries, including the ethnic groups within them. These can then be used as search terms for books and articles on your research topic.

2. Background information on African boundaries and ethnic conflict:

3. Academic Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias and reference handbooks in the library are good academic sources to start your research. They can help to narrow down your topic, or understand new words. The library has access to some databases that contain multiple academic encyclopedias.

You can use these databases by searching for a key word or topic idea in the main search box, or you can choose a specific encyclopedia in the collection to find more subject-specific information.

TIP! Try concept mapping to further explore and refine your research topic.

Content last updated: October 4, 2019