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HIST 450 Modern History of Africa.: Specialized Primary Sources

This guide will help with your research assignment.

Additional primary source databases

Example: I need  U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela,

  • Type Nelson Mandela into the box and click search

Example: I need U.S. Senate and House reports on Patrice Lumumba.

  • Click the link for U.S. Congressional Serial Set
  • Type Patrice Lumumba into the search box and click search

Historical Magazines and Newspapers

Example: I need primary source magazine articles on the Belgian Congo and King Leopold

  • Type Congo in the first box
  • Type Leopold into the second box
  • Scroll down to Publication Date and select Specific Date Range with the pull-down menu
  • Enter 1908 to 1920 for the dates
  • Click Search

Example: I need primary source magazine articles about Robert Mugabe that were written between 1976 and 1982.

  • Type Robert Mugabe into the search box
  • Scroll down and set the date range from 1976 to 1982
  • Click Search

Example: I need primary source newspapers articles on David Livingstone written between 1840 and 1880.

  • Type david livingstone into the first box
  • Type Africa into the second box
  • Set the date range from 1840 to 1880
  • Click Search