Africa-Wide Information

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An essential resource for African research and information on and about Africa

This superior index, produced by NISC South Africa, combines databases from around the world to form a multidisciplinary aggregation offering unique and extensive coverage of all facets of Africa and African studies. This includes content from South African Studies, African Studies, and African HealthLine, which focuses on all aspects of health relating to Africa and other developing nations.

Content from Dozens of Resources

Included in this aggregation are dozens of bibliographic databases from around the world, including Index to South African Periodicals, IBISCUS, the Africa Institute Database, African Journal Online, Media Africa, and NAMLIT, which is compiled from the National Library of Namibia.

Access Millions of Records

Africa-Wide Information contains millions of citations and abstracts dating back to the 16th century. This resource is essential for those with an interest in African research, and information on and about Africa.

For a full list and details of datasets contained with the product, please click here. The database includes abstracts and with EBSCO's SmartLinking technology, direct links to full text, author contact information, publishers' web sites and information on holding libraries.


Advanced Search, with its elegantly laid-out tool set for crafting very precise search strategies, gives the user great control over the whole search process.

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