Africa-Wide Information

Africa-Wide Information is a unique, multidisciplinary index to research and publications by Africans and about Africa. Produced by NISC South Africa, it combines dozens of databases sourced from Africa, Europe and North America.

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Content Includes

  • Nearly 50 bibliographic databases
  • More than 4.5 million citations and abstracts

Subjects Include

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biodiversity
  • Cultural history and heritage
  • Development
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Health
  • History
  • Industry
  • Legal systems
  • Literature
  • Mining
  • Music
  • Natural resources
  • Politics
  • Religion
  • Sports

Diverse, Reliable and Extensive Coverage

An essential resource for those interested in African studies and research, Africa-Wide Information covers millions of news articles, scholarly articles, books, reports, theses and grey literature. Millions of citations and abstracts include pertinent information from all 56 African countries, as well as the surrounding islands.

Databases in this collection derive from major African Studies and international specialist African organisations worldwide. Databases include 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.

Visit the NISC website for a full list of datasets included in Africa-Wide Information.

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