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African History Methods: Welcome

Background information on general search techniques to locate materials for students in Hist 567


Class Goal

This class will help you locate resources important to the study of African history including:

  • Books
  • Articles
  • Dissertations/conference papers
  • Primary Resources--newspapers, government reports, missionary/explorer accounts
  • Audiovisuals
  • Electronic
  • Statistics/Mapping



Map of Africa 1648

Class Goals

At the end of class you will be introduced to research methods that will

  • Help you use Emory's library tools
  • Find books at Emory and elsewhere
  • Find articles
  • Find primary sources such as manuscripts, archives,newspapers & government documents
  • Find dissertations & think about your own
  • Consider statistics and mapping (GIS)
  • Find help for writing/citing
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