By Alfred Kagan
This reference advisor offers a one-stop resource for African stories examine quite often within the humanities and social sciences. it truly is meant for college kids, lecturers, librarians, informal inquirers, and critical researchers who're delving into unknown territory. The introductory sections conceal African reports indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, publications and directories in addition to digital assets and net websites. the continued chapters care for particular forms of fabrics equivalent to records, present occasions, biography, basic assets, and govt guides. the most physique of the paintings is an annotated assessment of assets for seventeen disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, and agriculture and ecology. Chapters in most cases contain study publications, directories, surveys of the literature, bibliographies, indexes and abstracts, key periodical titles, and appropriate Library of congress topic headings.
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East Grinstead, West Sussex, UK: Hans Zell, 1988-. Quarterly. Continues Documentatieblad. Covers 300 periodicals and a few edited works. Up to 450 entries in each issue, arranged geographically. Abstracts are substantial. Worldwide coverage in various languages with geographical, subject, and author indexes in each issue. Beginning in 1998, limited to Sub-Saharan Africa, with broader coverage of edited works. 9. Bibliographie des travaux en langue française sur l'Afrique au sud du Sahara: sciences sociales et humaines.
48-1984. Manufactured in the United States of America. Page iii CONTENTS Preface v Part One: General Sources Chapter 1 Bibliographies and Indexes Yvette Scheven 3 Chapter 2 Guides, Handbooks, Directories, and Encyclopedias Alfred Kagan 11 Chapter 3 Internet Sources Alfred Kagan 15 Chapter 4 Current Events Alfred Kagan 23 Chapter 5 Biography Yvette Scheven 27 Chapter 6 Primary Sources Yvette Scheven 33 Chapter 7 Government Publications Alfred Kagan 39 Chapter 8 Statistics Yvette Scheven 47 Part Two: Subject Sources Chapter 9 Agriculture and Food Alfred Kagan 59 Chapter 10 Communications Alfred Kagan 67 Page iv Chapter 11 Cultural Anthropology Yvette Scheven 77 Chapter 12 Development Alfred Kagan 85 Chapter 13 Environment Alfred Kagan 103 Chapter 14 Folklore Yvette Scheven 109 Chapter 15 Geography and Maps Yvette Scheven 115 Chapter 16 History Yvette Scheven 123 Chapter 17 Languages and Linguistics Alfred Kagan 133 Chapter 18 Libraries and Librarianship Alfred Kagan 141 Chapter 19 Literature Yvette Scheven 157 Chapter 20 Music Alfred Kagan 167 Chapter 21 Politics Alfred Kagan 177 Chapter 22 Publishing and the Book Trade Alfred Kagan 189 Chapter 23 Religion Yvette Scheven 197 Chapter 24 Visual Arts Alfred Kagan 205 Chapter 25 Women Yvette Scheven 215 Author/Title Index 221 Subject Index 251 About the Authors 263 Page v PREFACE This guide lists and annotates the most important resources for the study of Africa.
Handbooks 29. London: Europa Publications, 1971-. Annual. A good place for overview information. Provides country surveys, including geography, recent history, economy, statistics, directory, and brief bibliographies. Also includes several background articles and profiles of regional organizations. 30. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1974-. Each country dictionary offers a brief chronology and survey of the country's history and economics, followed by entries for basic contemporary and historical information and brief biographies of important persons.