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African Studies: Collection

Collection Overview

This guide brings together resources to support research in Africa. Resources related to the countries of North Africa (as defined by the United Nations) are also included in the guide on the Middle East and North Africa. The Berkeley Library collects widely in the social sciences and humanities to support research in this extremely diverse region. There are over 1,500 languages in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Library collects selectively to support research and teaching at Berkeley. African government documents are a particular strength of the collection, with a focus on demographic data, human rights, and social and economic issues.

Want to see the Library's new books in African Studies? Check out this list of what the Library acquired (or cataloged) in the last 90 days.


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Country Information & Statistics

Consult OskiCat to find titles from Berkeley's large print collection of African government information.

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Susan Edwards
Social Research Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720

Subjects:Social Welfare

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