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African Collection, Yale University Library: Getting Started with Research

Research guide for African Studies.


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"The Queen of Sheba with King Solomon and Tribute Bearers," YUAG 2005.41.1


Welcome to the African Collection Guide. In this guide, you'll find: 

  • Important databases for finding articles, books, and more.
  • A guide to archival resources supporting African studies at Yale.
  • A guide to visual resources supporting African studies at Yale.
  • Links to additional resources for social sciences and the humanities related to African studies at Yale.

Major Resources

The principle databases useful to researchers in African studies are:

Contact Me:

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Robin Dougherty
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
New Haven, CT 06520
tel.: 203-432-1373