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African Languages: Electronic Resources


African Writers Series
Full text access to the complete collection of  key modern African literary texts published by Heinemann. It has a unique importance in the history of postcolonial writing.

 A multi-disciplinary database providing full-text access to over 1000 journals published by Taylor and Francis from 1997 – present.

Web of Science

An academic citation index of scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Includes proceedingsof international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.


Why Can't I Just Google?

By La Trobe University


Access World News - Africa 
Full text access to current African news sources, 1997- present. Consists predominantly of African newspapers, but also includes newswires, magazines and other sources

Rand Daily Mail Archive: 1902-1985

Full text access to this iconic South Africa daily newspaper which was published from 1902 to 1985, and was known for its anti-Apartheid stance. Digitization of the archive was completed in March 2018.

SA Media
A full-text collection of South African publications - chiefly newspapers and periodicals - from 1978 onwards