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AAAS 103: Introduction to African Studies

Professor Karin Shapiro

Meet Your Librarian

As the subject specialist for African Studies and African American Studies, I am the library liaison to the Department of African and African American Studies and the Duke University Center for African and African American Research.  I select all types of materials for the library (print, electronic, and visual) and I am currently developing collection polices for Africa – China Relations, African Foodways, and Afro-Caribbean History and Culture

Subject Librarian

Duke Research Services Librarian
Perkins Library
1st Floor Library Services Desk
Website / Blog Page

Database Help

Getting Started: Key databases to use

Africa-Wide NiPAD  

Provides multi-disciplinary coverage about African including politics, history, economics, business, mining, development, social issues, anthropology, natural history, literature, language, law, music and much more

Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice, 1490-2007

This digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries.

Voyages : the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Includes four databases which contain records of nearly 35,000 separate slaving voyages between 1514 and 1866.