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HIST 27B: Modern Africa

Guide to reference materials, books, articles, videos, and websites for researching topics related to Modern Africa.

Search books, articles and more: the PCC Library Catalog

A single search box covers our catalog of books and DVDs, as well as a large number of the periodical articles in our collection. You can search All, or you can use the tabs above the search box to narrow your search to Articles or Books.

Start your search here!

Finding Books

The PCC catalog search (above) includes a database of books, media and course reserves located in the library's collection. Begin a book search by clicking on the Books tab. For any book title, click on Availability or Editions and Formats to take down the call number which leads you to the specific item on the shelf.

Use Advanced Search to select a specific field (eg. title field or subject field). To find information about a person, use the Subject Field (select from the drop down menu). To find information on a topic, you can look in the Details section of any book listing to identify library subject headings, then in a new search, select the Subject field and type in the subject heading. You can search for an item by title if you select the Title field from the drop down menu. Other search fields include Author and ISBN.

Subject headings:

Example Advanced Searches: 

Subject: Africa
Keyword: women

Example Advanced Search: 

Subject: Africa
Keyword: "human rights"

Example Advanced Search:

Subject: South Africa - Politics and government
Subject: Race relations