Contact Information
  • Librarian: Marion Frank-Wilson
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E660
  • Phone: (812) 855-1481
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 12/16/2013

African Studies

Among the top academic collections in the United States, our collection is particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences. It covers Africa South of the Sahara at a research level, and North Africa at a general level. For cataloged collections, see IUCAT, Indiana University Libraries' online catalog.

Collections & News


African Studies Collection Description



African Pamphlet Collection

African Poster Collection


Microforms for African Studies

Onitsha Market Literature

Sample Serials

African Film Collection

More Campus Resources


Special Collections:
Digital Somali Library

H.K. Banda Archive

Liberian Collections

Nuer Field Notes Project


Collection News:
New Titles in the African Studies Collection

General News and Information:
50 Years of African Studies at IU

African Newspapers

African Newspapers Union List (AFRINUL)

Chronicle of Higher Education

Today's News

2010 FIFA World Cup

Copyright Information


SHERPA (Copyright and Archiving Policies)


Africana Librarianship:
Africana Libraries Newsletter

Bibliographies on Africana Librarianship

Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP)
Title VI Librarians


Research & Teaching


Helpful Research Links:

African Book Reviews

African Crime Fiction

African Literary Awards Database

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (EJAB)

Ethnologue: Languages of the World

Mali: A Resource Guide

Primary Sources of Africa

Recommended Reference Resources

Researching African Languages & Linguistics

Researching Francophone Africa

Researching Liberia at IU

Theses & Dissertations

Web Portals for Africanists


Research Tools:

African Studies Toolbar (about)



Teaching Tools:

African Studies Program at IUB

Africana Resources for Undergraduates

Course Websites

K-12 Resources


African Studies Serials at IUB

Finding & Accessing African Studies Journals

Journals in ALF


Video Tutorials:

Finding African Studies Journals

How do I find electronic full-text articles with IU-Link?

Which database do I choose when more than one has full-text?

Online Resources:
Archives & Repositories

Catalogs & Indexes

Digital Audio & Visual

Full-Text Monographs & Journals 

last updated: 12/16/2013