The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources
Hans Zell Publishing, 2006, 864 pp., £148 / €222 / $296, ISBN 0-9541029-2-4, 978-0-9541029-2-0
Published in dual print and electronic formats, this 4th revised and substantially expanded edition of the much acclaimed reference source, The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources, gathers a wide range of sources of information in the African studies field, covering both print and electronic sources. In 2,900 for the most part extensively annotated entries, it evaluates the best online resources, the major general reference tools in print format, current bibliographies and indexing services, biographical, cartographic, statistical and economic resources, as well as film and video resources.
Additionally, there are separate sections on African studies library collections and repositories throughout the world, a directory of over 250 African studies journals; listings of news sources, profiles of publishers active in the African studies field, dealers and distributors of African studies materials, African studies societies and associations, major African and international organizations, donor agencies and foundations, awards and prizes in African studies, electronic mailing lists and discussion forums, and more.
The fully searchable electronic edition (access bundled with print), with hundreds of click-through Web links to external sites and email addresses, will be regularly updated to provide maximum currency. The complete table of contents, the preface, and the introduction to the new edition are freely accessible at www.africanstudiescompanion.com.
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