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20th Century South African History: Getting Started

Background information


General Databases
  • Academic Search Complete
    Good general database for articles.
  • Dissertations and Theses: Full Text
    Full text of dissertations - excellent way to "dig deeper" and see what research has been done on a topic.   The bibliographies are very useful too.
  • Historical Abstracts
    History of all countries except the US and Canada since 1450.  Includes articles and books.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    For recent South African newspaper articles and legal information.  Go to Sources/Countries/South Africa
  • PAIS
    For articles, government documents and NGO reports.

Specialized Databases


Your Librarian

Carson Holloway
Librarian for Military History, History of Science and Technology, Britain, Ireland and Commonwealth

Perkins and Lilly Libraries



Locating articles

Found an article? Click on Get it @ Duke to locate the full-text for items you find in the databases. A box will pop up and tell you if the item is available online or in print.

Need help using Get it @ Duke? Check out this short tutorial (2 min).

Not available through Duke? Request it (free!) from another library using Document Delivery.