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Citation & Writing Help

There are multiple formats for citations. Scholars of African Studies will use various formats depending on the discipline being researched. For information on citation formats see the Citing Sources guide.

Writing help is available in person and via zoom. You can schedule an appointment online.

Additional information on researching history and on writing.

Current Issues in Africa

The UW Libraries now subscribes to Africa Confidential, a political, current affairs weekly publication. Access is limited to a one user at a time so be sure to close your browser tab when finished so that others may access. Husky OnNet is required for off-campus access.

Starting Points: Journal Articles

Starting Points: Books & eBooks

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See the eBook FAQ for directions to limit your search to ebooks only.

  • By Topic - Type in the keywords that broadly describe your topic.  For example: nigeria economy petroleum
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "selling the serengeti"
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "swarr amanda"


African Studies Librarian

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Theresa Mudrock
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