Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Resource of the month - Africa-Wide Information

What information does Africa-Wide Information contain?

Over 4 million items from 50 different data sources, the majority from 19th C to present.

Focus on information produced in Africa.

Updated every quarter

Includes information on the following topics from all 56 African countries:

  • Politics & Economics
  • Industry & Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Development
  • Legal systems
  • Religion
  • History & Cultural history and heritage
  • Health
  • Natural resources & Biodiversity
  • Current affairs
  • Sport
  • Literature, Art, Drama & Music

Includes records from African Journals Online, South African Journals Online, African Development Database, African Healthline

Africa-Wide Information does not contain full-text 

How do I get access to Africa-Wide Information?

Africa-Wide Information is supplied by EBSCO. It is available to all current LSHTM staff and students from any computer with an internet connection.

  • Go to http://search.ebscohost.com/
  • Click the Shibboleth Login link
  • Choose “UK Higher Education” from the drop-down list
  • Click on London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Enter your username and password (staff and London-based students enter your network username and password, Distance Learning students, enter your Portal username and password).
  • Click “Africa-Wide Information” from the list of available databases

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