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New African Studies LibGuide

See our new LibGuide for help with your research, and as a reference point for useful information.

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Free trial to MIDA database

Middle East and Africa Database is a bibliographic and full-text database that provides area coverage (especially related to political development, social development, foreign policy, economic development, investment, oil and petrochemicals, trade and technological industries) for the Middle East & Africa. Please get in touch with your comments.

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Archival materials

The Library holds both Special Collections and archival papers from various sources which can be consulted on request.

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Recorded TV programmes on Africa via TRILT

Let us know of forthcoming programmes to record or past ones to order. Cambridge University members can search Television and Radio Index for Teaching and Learning (TRILT)

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Charity Collection in Library

Standing Voice - promoting rights and health needs of people with albinism in Tanzania & East Africa (watch the trailer of "In the Shadow of the Sun" on YouTube)

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New Library blog

Blog posts will keep you up to date with news and events not only here at the library, but across the University and beyond. New relevant resources and services available to those studying at Cambridge will also be highlighted.

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Centre of African Studies

For information on events and seminars, the MPhil in African Studies, fellowships and funding, teaching, and administrative staff.

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African news feeds