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HIST 2392 Modern African History: Home


  • HIST 2392  (Spring 2021)
  • History of Modern Africa
  • Dr. Jill E. Kelly


Whenever you are searching for information ask yourself:

  • What am I looking for?
    • Background information, general overview, very specific or specialized information/analysis
  • Where should I look for this information?
    • Search engine looking at open web, library catalog, general database, specialized database
      • Should I use the Simple/Basic search or the Advanced search option?
  • How am I searching?
    • Natural language search using key words, or subject term search,or Boolean search (AND, OR, NOT)
  • Who is responsible for this information?
    • Who created this information? Who published it? Who is hosting it online?


Reference Works on African History

  • As you get started, you can get ideas from class discussions or readings.
    • (You can also look at the bibliographies of class readings, and search for those items if they sound relevant).
    • If it is a topic you are just getting started with, look for background Information in reference resources.
      • Reference resources allow you to:
        • Gain familiarity with the topic
        • Identify more specific aspects of the topic on which to focus
        • Provide context and identify differing perspectives
        • Identify experts related to the topic

Humanities Research Librarian

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Pam Pagels