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Reference works include dictionaries, thesauruses, encyclopedias, almanacs, and bibliographies. They give introductory information on research topics.
New Encyclopedia of Africa by
Publication Date: 2007
Covers the entire continent, from the Europe-facing shores of the Mediterranean to the commercial bustle of Cape Town, and addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries. Available both in print (at Fondren) and online.
Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set by
Call Number: DT20 .E53 2005
Publication Date: 2004
An A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent, with entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Non-circulating; available in the Fondren Library Centennial Reading Room.