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African Cultures
Key: [OW] = Restricted Access 
Evaluating Websites

Getting Started - Background Information

     Country Studies - General Overviews
    Find Books & More
    • OWLCat - SUNY Old Westbury Library Catalog
    • ebrary - e-book collection
    • SUNY Connect - search here for books in other SUNY Libraries 
    • WorldCat - search this catalog to find books from libraries worldwide  [OW]
    Interlibrary Loan
    Find Articles - Research Databases 
    Use the following databases to find citations, abstracts and full-text articles in journals, newspapers and magazines. The databases are available from on and off-campus computers. You must be a SUNY Old Westbury student or staff member to access the databases from off campus. When accessing from an off-campus computer, you will be prompted to enter a username and password. Use the same username and password that you use to log on to campus computers. These sources can also be accessed through the Library's Search Databases page.
    Multi-subject Databases
    Other Databases
    • ARTstor - a digital library of art images from a wide range of cultures & time periods  [OW]
    • Historical Abstracts - English language abstracts of scholarly literature on the history of the world  [OW]
    • JStor - full-text scholarly journal articles in the social sciences & humanities [OW]
    • Literature Resource Center - full-text information on authors and their works  [OW]
    • MLA International Bibliography - folklore, language, linguistics & literature  [OW]
    • Project MUSE - full-text scholarly articles in the social sciences & humanities [OW]
    Guides & Tutorials 
    Selected Websites
    Africa South of the Sahara: Selected Internet Resources.  Stanford University Library.



    African and Middle Eastern Portals to the World.  African & Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress.



    African Studies Internet Resources.  Columbia University.



    African Studies: Selected Internet Resources.  Rutgers University Libraries.


    Writing Resources & MLA Citation Style Guides