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African Studies Portal - UW-Madison Libraries : Databases

Databases - A database is an online catalog that holds information about published items. It's a collection of sources that may include books, films, government documents, articles, etc. Databases are searchable and some specialize in a certain subject, like literature or sociology. The UW-Madison Libraries acquire subscriptions to numerous restricted access databases (i.e. JSTOR, International African Bibliography Online, and African Writers Series), which you can access through the libraries website with your NetID. 

This page offers:

  • Restricted Access Databases (most accessible with UW Net ID)
  • Open Access Databases

Restricted Access Databases

Open Access Databases

Area Studies Librarian

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Kimberly Rooney
Memorial Library 278F
728 State St.
Madison, WI