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UNV 100: Sites and Sounds of Africa

Dr. Guluma Gemeda

Welcome and Orientation Assignment

Welcome to the library's course guide for UNV 100: Sites and Sounds of Africa!

During your library orientation, you'll get a tour of the library building and website. You will also learn about the specific journals and databases on this guide, which will help you complete your research paper.

Complete the following assignment for participation points during class.


If you need a refresher on the building or website tour, watching the following videos might help. Also, remember the FAQ's on the library's homepage!

African History Journals and Databases

Academic journals publish the results or findings of researchers in a specific academic field. The articles in them are often reviewed by a researcher's peers before they are published as a check for authority and validity.

The following journals are some of the most reputable African history journals.


The following databases contain many journals and other publications related to African history and Africana studies. They are good places to search beyond the three journals listed above.

African History Books and eBooks

Historians often publish their work in books as well as shorter journal articles. And while journal articles are very specific in their topic, books have the space to include more information. Search the library's catalog for books and ebooks related to African history.

If you want a book from one of the Ann Arbor campus libraries, you can place a Get This request to have it sent to the UM-Flint's Thompson library.