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African Studies and African Country Resources @ Pitt: Evaluating Sources

This guide provides selected high-quality resources on the global, political, economic, social and cultural aspects of the continent of Africa and its countries. It features individual country pages as well as sources searchable by topic or country.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is often helpful for finding scholarly articles on your topic. It includes links to articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.  Many articles provide links to other articles that have cited the first article. Some articles may contain statistical content. 

Google Scholar Search

Scholarly Resources Explained

Here is a handy checklist to help you in determining if a work is scholarly or not (see the PDF in the link).