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HIS 3475: Women and Gender in African History: Research databases

Resources for the study of the history of women and gender issues in Africa

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

About Google Scholar: "From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites."


To set Google Scholar to link to Castleton's journal holdings:

  1. On the Google Scholar homepage, go into Settings in the upper right-hand corner
  2. Click on Library Links on the left
  3. Search for and click the box for Castleton
  4. Click on Save

Or, use Castleton's Journal Titles A-Z List to check for availability.

Research databases

Featured database

Includes the Journal of African History, 1960-five years ago


Sources for news



New York Times online (full access to archives through CU subscription) or use the database below.

General, multidisciplinary article databases

Tips for using databases

Use Advanced search to use subjects and keywords


Look for suggested subject terms on the left


Consider broadening or narrowing your search terms, based on your results


Be flexible about the terms you use!