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AFS 190|HIST 190: Images of Africa

Searching For Books In Library Search

From Library Search:

  • Type in your keywords
  • When you get some results, use "Refine Search Results" on the left to narrow your search by author, item type, date and more.

Too many search results?

  • Add additional terms to your search
  • Limit your search by item type, exact phrase, and/or author/title/subject using Library Search's drop-down menus
  • Use Library Search's "Limit Your Search" feature (in the left column) 

Too few results?

  • Remove some terms from your search
  • Add synonyms using OR [in upper case] with parentheses - for example (women OR woman OR female)

Off-topic results?

You can access your account to see what items you currently have checked out, when they are due, and to renew them. Click the "My Library Card" button in the upper-right corner of Library Search to log in, or click here.

Requests and Recalls

If a book you're looking for is at Oxford College, at the Library Service Center, or checked out, don't fear!

Books that are at the Library Service Center or at Oxford can be requested, and checked out books can be recalled.

In Library Search:

  1. Click the item you'd like to request
  2. Click the "Locate/Request" button
  3. Click the "Request Physical Item" link [Note: you will need to be logged in to your account for this to appear]

You'll be notified by email when the item is available.

NOTE: if the item is checked out, the borrower has ten days to return it.

Multidisciplinary Scholarly Article Databases

African Studies Databases

African Journals Online: African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world’s largest online library of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

AfricaBib.Org (University of Leiden) is a combination of databases providing access to periodical and other material on Africa.

History Databases