The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources

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The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources


Keim, Curtis A., African Studies Review


BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE WORKS Hans M. Zell, ed. The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources. 4th edition. Lochcarron, Scotland: Hans Zell Publishing, 2006. 833 pp. Index. $296.00. Cloth.

The fourth edition of The African Studies Companion is an exceptional resource. Almost twice the size of the third edition-and therefore a different resource entirely-the volume lists nearly three thousand print and Web resources on Africa. Anyone who wants to learn more about Africa as a professional, student, or amateur will find it useful.

The African Studies Companion includes twenty-five sections, including those on major general reference tools in print and electronic format; bibliographies and abstracting services; biographical resources; guides for African languages; sources of statistical, economic, demographic, and geographic information; guides to films and videos; journals, news sources, and the African press; African studies libraries; academic libraries and national archives in Africa; African studies programs, centers, and associations; organizations and sources for Africanist documentation; publishers, dealers, and distributors of African studies materials; major African and international organizations; foundations, donors, and aid agencies; online forums and mailing lists; awards and prizes; and abbreviations and acronyms.

Zell provides annotations that are substantial and full of insights into the usefulness of each source. The extensive lists of organizations include telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, Web sites, and contacts. The list of African studies programs includes entrance requirements and degrees awarded. Overall, the lists and annotations provide an excellent education into a large portion of the contemporary landscape of African studies. Browsing turns up happy surprises everywhere.

In an era when undergraduate students expect to complete research for papers online, The African Studies Companion is an especially useful tool for guiding students to authoritative current resources. …

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