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Alfred Kagan is Professor of Library Administration and African Studies Bibliographer Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to the first two editions of this book, he has published numerous African studies bibliographies and articles. Until his recent retirement, he was active in the Africana Librarians Council of the African Studies Association (ASA) and the Association of Concerned Africa Scholars (ACAS). He has also done extensive work in the American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). Professor Kagan has taught an annual graduate course on the bibliography of Africa. His current research interest is the social responsibility of the library profession.
Atoma Batoma is Associate Professor of Library Administration and African Studies Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Prior to becoming a bibliographer, Professor Batoma worked for several years in the Technical Services Division of the University Library as an Africana cataloger. He has also taught courses in cataloging in the School of Library and Information Sciences at UIUC, French courses in the School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at UIUC, and Philosophy at Parkland College. His research interests include ethical communication and African onomastics. He has published several articles on African names and naming practices.
Part I: General Sources
1Portals, Bibliographies and Indexes
2Guides, Encyclopedias, and Country Sources
Part II: Subject Sources
7 Agriculture and Food
13Geography and Maps
15Languages and Linguistics
16Libraries and Librarianship
17Literature and Theater
19Politics and Government
22Women and Gender
About the Author
In its third iteration, this bibliographic guide is roughly the same size as its predecessor, but a significant portion of the annotated entries have been freshened up and expanded in scope. For instance, the earlier chapter titled 'Women' now encompasses 'Women and Gender,' while 'Portals, Bibliographies, and Indexes' broadens the former 'Bibliographies and Indexes.' The guide is still divided into two parts. Part I covers six general categories such as 'Primary Sources' and 'Statistics,' and Part II contains 16 subject-focused chapters, e.g., 'Development,' 'History,' 'Religion,' 'Environment,' 'Agriculture and Food.' Within each topic there are further subdivisions relevant to the type of source or subject matter presented. . . .This volume brings together a helpful collection of the major research resources available on the study of Africa. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates through faculty and researchers.
— Choice Reviews
This further updating of Reference Guide to Africa will be an essential acquisition for all libraries where the continent is studied in any depth. The revised information it contains, especially the updated detail on the electronic availability of many resources, make it the most up-to-date print reference guide of its kind.
— Reference Reviews