Both printed and electronic journals are available via the Library catalogue.
When you know the publication details
To find both printed and electronic issues of a particular journal you can search for the title of the journal in the Library catalogue. To access the electronic format follow the "Click here for full text" link in the catalogue record that has "Electronic resource" as it's sub-title. The printed version will have a classmark on the catalogue record so you can locate it in the building.
Key African Journals
Includes an annual bibliography of African studies. Covers the whole of Africa and is not confined to work in English. The work contains over five thousand items categorised by region, country and subjects. The library has both print and online holdings from 1928 onwards.
Africa: South of the Sahara
Annual publication on the physical, political and economic structure of states and territories outside North Africa. The library has print holdings from 1972 onwards.
Journal of the Royal African Society publishing articles on political, social and economic developments in sub-Saharan countries.The Library has both online and print holdings from 1901 onwards.
Africa Research Bulletin
Leading bulletin service on Africa. It is composed of two series "Political, Social and Cultural" and " Economic, Finance and Technical". Both series are available online from 1964.
Major series on francophone Africa. The Libraries has both online and print holdings from 1962 onwards.
Journal of Modern African Studies
Quarterly publication by the Cambridge Uniiversity Press which covers developments in modern African politics and society, The Library has complete print holdings from 1963 but no e-version.
Review of African Political Economy
This publication provides analysis of trends, issues and social processes in Africa. The Library has complete print and online holdings from 1974 onwards.
Finding journal articles
The Library catalogue does not have journal articles on in so you have to use a journal article index to find articles on your topic. These are specialist area studies resources. remember that the main social sciences journal indexs also cover Africa. See the full list
Covering the whole of Africa, and not confined to work in English, the work contains over five thousand items categorised by region, country and subject. Holdings from1920s onwards.
African Journals Online
The world's largest collection of peer-reviewed, African published scholarly journals.
African Studies Abstracts
Compiled by the African Studies Centre Leiden indexes and abstracts articles from over 400 journal titles, plus selected book chapters from their collection. All topics of humanities and social sciences are covered. Issues from 2003 onwards are online.
This web site provides access ot three free databases: African women, Africana periodical literature database an Women travelers, exlporers and missionaries to Africa.
Index to South African Literature
A subject index of articles in periodicals published in South Africa. On-line entries date back to 1919.limited free online access
Quarterly Index of African Periodical Literature
An index of over 300 selected periodicals (mostly scholarly) which are acquired regularly from 29 African countries compiled by the Library of Congress Office in Nairobi. Kenya. Freely available on the web.
Can also provide free access to Africa-Wide Information. which indexes articles, books and news reports relating to all aspects of African studies. LSE students can register to use the library.