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Starting Points: Books & eBooks


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: politics bolivia indigenous
  • By Title - Type in the first few words of the book title in quotations.  For example: "absent presence japanese"
  • By Author - Type in the last name followed by the first name of the author in quotations.  For example: "novetzke christian"


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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.