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Education; African Studies
The British Education Index is an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK. It began life in the early 1960s as a simple author and subject index to the contents of educational journals published in the UK, and has now expanded to include over 150,000 records to journal articles, conferences and conference papers, research reports and electronic texts, from sources such as websites and educational repositories.
Database topics
History; French and Italian Studies; African Studies; Economics and Business; Social Sciences (General)
Physical extent
1 online resource : color illustrations
Full text English language articles selected from the larger French-language Cairn.info database for their importance to their disciplines. Also includes an email notification service for new translations.
Database topics
African Studies; British and Commonwealth History
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
  • Contents as of January 29, 2016: Basutoland (Lesotho), 1926-1946
  • Cape of Good Hope, 1821-1909
  • Gambia, 1828-1945
  • Gold Coast, 1846-1939
  • Kenya, 1901-1946
  • Nigeria, 1862-1945
  • Northern Rhodesia, 1924-1948
  • Nyasaland, 1904-1938
  • Sierra Leone, 1824-1943
  • Southern Rhodesia, 1906-1953
  • Tanganyika, 1921-1948
  • Uganda, 1901-1945
  • Zanzibar, 1913-1947.
Digitized copies of some of the standardized annual Blue Books submitted by British colonial administrators in Africa to the British Colonial Office and containing statistics about the colony.
"The Blue Book was a key item of considerable standing in 19th century colonial administration, Colonial Regulations of the time state that: "The Annual Blue Book containing accounts of the Civil Establishment, of the Colonial Revenue and Expenditure and of various statistical particulars etc. must be completed as early as possible after the close of each year. The various returns which it comprises must be filled up with the greatest possible accuracy and the Statistical Tables must be full and complete, blank copies of the book in sheets will be annually transmitted to each Colony from the Colonial Office". The bare statistical material which the Blue Book provided was somewhat daunting, and the annual report was intended to present in a readable form the gist of the information which the book contained. The directions given in the Colonial Regulations referred to above to colonial governors as to the compilation of the annual report were somewhat terse: "The Governor, in transmitting the 'Blue Book' to this Department, must accompany it with a report which should be written on one side of the paper only, exhibiting generally the past and present state of the Colony and its prospects under the several heads specified in the Book ..." Not all governors, however, provided reports of the required standard, In 1887 governors were informed that, whereas hitherto it had been the practice to wait until a sufficient number of reports had been received, to form a volume, it was now proposed to publish reports separately as they arrived, but, it was added, "It has been decided only to publish the more interesting and important Reports, ..because in some cases the Reports contain too little to be worth producing separately". With the quality of the Annual Reports so variable, the more rigorously standardised Blue Books gain an increased significance through their increased level of, though certainly not absolute, reliability. In May, 1904 the Foreign Office decided that something must be done about the annual reports "to put the condition of our Protectorates more clearly before the House and the Public". The Indian "small Blue Book" was examined as a possible model and rejected as too detailed; in any case it was felt that it would "be preferable for our Protectorates, which must before long be handed over to the Colonial Office, to follow Colonial, rather than Indian, models. We have already in working order the annual Blue Book. All we do now is to assimilate our annual reports to the Colonial Report on the Blue Book. The Blue Book remains in manuscript. But the Colonial Office experience is the publication of the report on the Blue Book induces those people who genuinely desire information to go to the Office and consult the manuscript volume which is there open for such inspection. It is this system which we thought of introducing as otherwise we find that the information contained in the Blue Book is not made use of to its fullest extent." The Annual Reports, currently available on microfilm, do assist with the interpretation of the data in the Blue Books; however, data such as income and expenditure can be analysed and comparisons between countries can be made, through use of these books alone. This collection is a digital extraction from our existing microfilm series, Government publications relating to African countries prior to independence."--Collection metadata page.
With a particular focus on the latter nineteenth century and early twentieth century, the focus of these Blue Books is upon economic development; imports, exports and each territory's balance sheets are a recurring theme throughout. Ecclesiastical records, public works and population statistics are also common themes. The enforcement of the Blue Book structure upon various territories has resulted in some degree of standardisation where administrations were compliant. Analysis of the data within these documents and the different emphases as governments changed, reveals patterns of social change during a period for which limited other records are available.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; African Studies; Film and Media Studies; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East)
Video
1 online resource.
Holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies; over 150 films are available for viewing online; search or browse for films by country, date, topic, or keyword; over 350 of the most important films in the catalogue are presented with extensive critical notes.
Database topics
African Studies; British and Commonwealth History; Government Information: International and Foreign
"The Confidential Print series, issued by the Foreign and Colonial Offices since around 1820, is...one of the most important series produced by the British Government....Spanning the full era of the modern European colonisation of Africa, from the occupation of Algeria by France, through increasing British presence on the west African coast and around the Cape of Good Hope in the south, the Berlin Conference which set off the 'Scramble for Africa', the high-water mark of economic exploitation of Africans in the Congo Free State, rivalries amongst European powers and the era of withdrawal that followed the Second World War, Confidential Print: Africa is a fundamental resource for academics, students and researchers studying modern Africa and its recent history. The resource also features 300 colour maps"--Introduction.
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Islam and the Middle East; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); African Studies; Political Science; Economics and Business; Government Information: International and Foreign; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; East Asia Studies; Religious Studies
This resource is a part of the larger IMF website. It contains IMF reports, including the IMF country reports series, and publications arranged alphabetically by country. Includes: annual meetings speeches; Article IV staff reports; heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) documents; joint staff assessments; joint staff advisory notes; International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) statements; letters of intent; news briefs; policy framework papers; poverty reduction strategy papers (PRSP); press releases; public information notices (PIN); staff papers; transcripts; surveys; and other publications.
Database topics
African Studies; Education; General and Reference Works
Database of citations and abstracts of dissertations from African universities.
Database topics
African Studies; Law; Political Science
Physical extent
1 online resource.
DCSSA provides access to constitutional documents for 52 Sub-Saharan countries since their independence. The collection contains constitutions, as well as amendments and constitutional bills. The documents are provided in their original language, and, if available, in their English translation. Documents are available for download as pdfs.
Database topics
African Studies
DISA is a freely accessible online scholarly resource focusing on the socio-political history of South Africa, particularly the struggle for freedom during the period from 1950 to the first democratic elections in 1994, providing a wealth of material on this fascinating period of the country’s history. Much time, creative thought and debate goes into the selection of the content, and participation and input from interested persons, scholars and institutions in South Africa and overseas is encouraged.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; African Studies
Provides a single search to 8 catalogues of development information. It has multilingual support to retrieve citations forn resources catalogued throughout Europe. Includes the databases CIDOB, CMI, DCISM, INWENT, EADI, ECDPM, REGARDS, UCD, IDS, IUED, OEFSE. Some full text.
Database topics
Education; Communication and Journalism; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; African Studies
"The Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) is a national information system designed to provide users with ready access to an extensive body of education-related literature. ERIC, established in 1966, is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, and the National Library of Education" -- FAQ page.
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African Studies; Anthropology and Archaeology; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies; Film and Media Studies; French and Italian Studies; Geography; Islam and the Middle East; Jewish Studies; Language; Music; Race and Ethnicity; Religious Studies; Slavic and Eastern European Studies; Social Sciences (General); Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Intended to be a visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video. Contains classic and contemporary documentaries; previously unpublished footage from working anthropologists and ethnographers in the field; and select feature films. Includes footage from every continent and hundreds of unique cultures. Thematic areas include: language and culture, kinesthetics, body language, food and foraging, cooking, economic systems, social stratification and status, caste systems and slavery, male and female roles, kinship and families, political organization, conflict and conflict resolution, religion and magic, music and the arts, culture and personality, and sex, gender, and family roles.
Database topics
African Studies; Anthropology and Archaeology; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); East Asia Studies; Film and Media Studies; French and Italian Studies; Geography; Islam and the Middle East; Jewish Studies; Language; Music; Race and Ethnicity; Religious Studies; Slavic and Eastern European Studies; Social Sciences (General); Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Video
1 online resource
The EVIA Digital Archive Project is a collaborative effort to create a digital archive of ethnographic field video for use by scholars and instructors. The Project has been developed through the joint efforts of ethnographic scholars, archivists, librarians, technologists, and legal experts. Beyond the primary mission of digitally preserving ethnographic field video, the EVIA Project has also invested significantly in the creation of software and systems for the annotation, discovery, playback, peer review, and scholarly publication of video and accompanying descriptions.
Database topics
History; African Studies; British and Commonwealth History; Social Sciences (General); Art, Architecture and Design
Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including world history, military history, women's history, and history of education. Provides selective indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 as well as the full text of more than 300 journals and over 130 books.
Database topics
Anthropology and Archaeology; African Studies
Index to the Pan-African periodicals La Revue du monde noir, Le Iégitime défense, L'Étudiant noir, Tropiques, and Présence africaine, and to the quebecois journal Liberté.
Database topics
African Studies; Geography
Database topics
African Studies; Government Information: International and Foreign; Statistical and Numeric Data
Dataset
1 online resource
This website from the London School of Economics contains all available Mozambique election results from 1999. For 2004-2012, the results go to the level of individual polling stations. Some data are in Excel format, others are in .pdf.
Database topics
African Studies; Statistical and Numeric Data; Government Information: International and Foreign
Dataset
1 online resource : HTML
Open Access government data from Kenya with over 160 datasets including the complete 2009 census, national budget data, nation and county public expenditure data, information on health care and school facilities. Data are available charts, tables, mapped, and raw data that is downloadable in a variety of data formats. Date coverage varies; geographic coverage, national to constituency level, varies depending on the data set.

39. OpenEdition. Books [2010 - ]

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French and Italian Studies; African Studies; Islam and the Middle East; History; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Social Sciences (General); Religious Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource.
A bundle of humanities and social sciences books published on Revues.org from OpenEdition.
Database topics
French and Italian Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies; Islam and the Middle East; African Studies; Religious Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource.
A bundle of humanities and social sciences journals published on Revues.org from OpenEdition.