African Studies Digital Library
Africa Live Database
"A comprehensive database of macroeconomic and sectoral indicators, the Africa Live Database is an invaluable source of information for those who collect and analyze data relating to African countries."
- The World Bank
Africa South of the Sahara - African Statistics on the Internet
Maintained by Karen Fung, Curator, African Collection, Stanford University Libraries.
"The site consists of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database) and African Women's literature (African Women's Database). You will also find a comprehensive bibliography on women travelers and explorers to Africa (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-1999: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography)."
Created and are maintained by Davis Bullwinkle, Director of the IEA Research Library
Sights and Sounds of a Continent
"The immediate goal of this project is to provide the general public with a selection of the images and sounds that have been contributed over the years to the African Studies Program of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with the hope that this will enhance the study and understanding of the many facets of the African continent. It brings together images captured on slides and in photographs as well as sound recordings on reel-to-reel and audio cassette that have been reproduced and stored on digital files accessible by any computer of a reasonable minimum capacity. This allows for patrons of the electronic library to experience these materials directly, or to use them to create presentations using a common digital format. It enables the academic and non-academic audience alike to move beyond the blackboard and the book as the primary means of conveying information and engenders an understanding that goes beyond the printed word."
African Digital Library: West African Digital Resources
"...seek to develop a multi-media digital library of West African sources in multiple languages. This Multi-lingual Digital Library for West African Sources (MDL-WAS) will benefit scholars and students conducting research and teaching about West Africa as well as teachers and students of African languages in both the United States and West Africa. It also will provide a valuable model for creating and distributing a diverse array of materials in a region with very limited electronic connectivity."
A digital project in progress from Michigan State University and in Dakar, Senegal at the Institut Fondemental d'Afrique Noire (IFAN) and the West African Research Center (WARC).
African Studies Quarterly
The Online Journal of African Studies
African Union (AU)
"The main objectives of the OAU were, inter alia, to rid the continent of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid; to promote unity and solidarity among African States; to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development; to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations."
Sections include: Member States ; AU Organs ; AU Commission ; Conferences ; Documents ; Discussions ; News.
African Virtual University (AVU) (English or French)
"The African Virtual University (AVU) is a first-of-its-kind interactive-instructional telecommunications network established to serve the countries of Africa. The objective of the AVU is to build capacity and support economic development by leveraging the power of modern telecommunications technology to provide world-class quality education and training programs to students and professionals in Africa."
[AIDS] - See our separate AIDS in Africa page.
Michigan State University Libraries - Digital Collections
Major collections include: Africana ; American Radicalism ; Applied and Life Sciences ; History & Social Sciences ; Interviews with Michigan Supreme Court Justices ; Orchids ; Osteopathy ; Sunday School Books ; Veterinary Medicine.
National Academy Press (free online versions)
[Rwanda] - See our separate Rwanda Studies page.
[Sudan] - See our separate Sudan Studies page.
Online Degree Information
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