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The print and electronic sources below are encyclopedias and other reference sources that will give you a broad overview of your subject:
Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How
This will allow you to better understand where the specific information you find later fits in the bigger picture.
Make note of terms relating to your topic which you can then use when searching for secondary sources (books and journal articles) and primary sources. Examples: Names of people; important dates; relevant legislation; words or expressions unique to your topic. These are your "keywords." You will also use these keywords to search in the index of your ebooks.
General Search Tips:
Examples of Reference Sources: Almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, dictionaries / thesauruses, encyclopedias, handbooks, and indexes.
Africa (World Today series). Ref DT1 .D6 2019/20 (previous year available in Main Collection upstairs)
Encyclopedia of African history. Ref DT20 .E53 2005. 3 vols
Encyclopedia of African south of the Sahara. Ref DT351 .E53 1997. 4 vols
Encyclopedia of political revolutions. Ref JC491 .E63 1998
Encyclopedia of the modern Middle East. Ref DS43 .E53 1996 4 vols
Encyclopedia of western colonialism since 1450. Ref JV22 .E535 2007 3 vols (also an online ebook)
Great events from history: The 20th century, 1941-1970. Ref D421 .G6295 2008. 6 vols (also an online ebook)
Oxford encyclopedia of African thought. Ref DT14 .O97 2010 2 vols
Oxford handbook of modern African history. 2013 (an online ebook)
Databases in the box below also contain reference information on your topic.
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