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Open-Access Resources: African Studies


This page contains a selected list of resources for open-access materials in Africana Studies.


African Journals Online Peer-reviewed open-access articles on Africa.

Sabinet Open access and subscription journals from South Africa.

African e-Journals Project Scholarly journals digitized by the African eJournals Project of the University of California - Davis. These are limited and largely historical.

For others in this discipline search in the Directory of Open Access Journals using the Browse function to get a list of disciplines. All journals in the DOAJ can be searched by individual title using Hofstra University's Journal Finder.

AfricArXiv Archive of preprints of scientists from Africa. Outputs in all scientific fields.

Mixed Resources

Leiden University Depository: African Studies Centre Contains books, theses, reports, etc. in African Studies.

Africa Portal Largely policy-related and contains a variety of resources, including policy papers. As of June 2022 the Portal is closed but archival material remains available. Most of the information on this site is from newspapers, new agencies and publications from all over the African continent. The site aggregates and distributes the reporting of more than 130 media organizations. An attempt is made to represent as many viewpoints as possible.

 Slave Voyages Sponsored by Emory University, the database contains information culled from primary sources on the African slave trade. One can use it to extract data and information about specific voyages and to create statistical reports. It also contains a repository of images and essays on the topic. Please read the Legal page before citing, using and distributing.

Digital Archeological Archive of Comparative Slavery A collection of archeological sites in the eastern United States.Useful for classroom teaching and for student projects.

Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA)  South Africa resource.

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