I’m pleased to let you know that after a successful trial earlier this year the Library has now subscribed to Africa-Wide Information from EBSCOhost. Bringing together 50 databases sourced from Africa, Europe and North America, Africa-Wide Information provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary information which documents research and publications by Africans and about Africa.
You can access Africa-Wide Information from the Databases A-Z list.
Africa-Wide Information covers almost 4 million news articles, scholarly publications articles, books, reports, theses, citations, and grey literature. Records include article abstracts but some full-text is also available. The database covers the 18th Century onwards, however, some material does date back to the 16th Century.
Africa-Wide Information is an essential resource for anyone who is teaching, studying or researching Africa or other subject areas in an African context.
Access is only available to current students and staff at University of Edinburgh.
Caroline Stirling – Academic Support Librarian for School of Social and Political Science