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African Studies

The Duke University African Studies collection supports scholarly activities over a broad range of disciplines and topics that address contemporary African issues.

Librarian for African Studies & African American Studies

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Heather Martin
236 Bostock Library

Off Campus Access

Off campus access to research databases and online journals is only available to current Duke students, faculty, and staff.

  • Ez-Proxy
  1. Start at the Articles, Databases, or E-Journals page, or follow a "Get It @ Duke" link. 
  2. A pop-up window will ask for your NetID and password.  Once logged in, you will be able to access any library resources online for the rest of your browser session.
  • VPN
  1. Download and install the Duke Virtual Private Network (VPN).
  2. Select 'Library Resources Only' as the 'Department' when you sign in to get access to online library resources through the VPN.

Introduction to African Studies

For the latest course guide, click here.

Tool Kit

Here are the tried-and-true resources to help you develop your topic and get you rolling in the right direction. Remember, no matter what stage of the research process you are in, the librarians at Duke University Libraries are always available to help.

Catalog: The Duke Catalog is your source for books, newspapers, journal titles, music and film.

Research Databases: Search for collections of electronic articles in your subject area. 

WorldCat: Search for books, music and videos available for request from libraries around the world. 1.5 billion items and counting!

Google Scholar: Search for articles and legal documents available in the public domain.

Ask A librarian: Got a question? Need help with your research? Ask your friendly librarian! They are your superheroes in disguise.

Citing Sources: Browse online style manuals for citation guidelines, and collect your citations in your own personal database