Bibliographies & Resource Guides in African Studies


Central Africa

Eastern Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands

Northern Africa

  • Algeria: a bibliography of events since 1991 (Ali Houissa, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, New York)
    Originally published in 1997; frequently updated.
  • Deir el-Medina Database. Compiled by K. Donker van Heel...[et al.] (Department of Near Eastern Studies, Faculty of Arts, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands)
    This searchable database is a text-only catalog of archaeological remains and related publications. "Deir el-Medina is the modern name of an ancient Egyptian village situated on the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor, the site of ancient Thebes. ...The Deir el-Medina Database is meant to be an intermediate presentation of the ongoing research project A Survey of the New Kingdom Non-literary Texts from Deir el-Medina of Leiden University."
    -- A Systematic Bibliography on Deir el-Medina. Compiled by R.J. Demarée ...[et al.]. -- Leiden, The Netherlands: Leiden University, 2007.
  • Theban Mapping Project -- Bibliography (American University at Cairo, Egypt)
    "Since its inception in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project has been working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes." Part of a larger site offering an archive of selected articles, with photographs, on research and history of ancient Thebes and the Valley of the Kings; descriptions and illustrations of archaeological sites; a collection of "resources"; plus an online interactive atlas --requires Flash Player 6.
  • Western Sahara: Thematic Bibliography = Bibliographie thématique (ARSO: Association de Soutien à Un Référendum Libre et Régulier au Sahara Occidental, via Switzerland)
    Updated in Jan. 2002. In English or French. 'This is a list of important or original or recent books, publications, scientific articles, reports, photo albums, films, videos, broadcasts, etc. listed by topic.'

Southern Africa

Western Africa

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Politics/Human Rights

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