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African studies

Liaison librarian

  • robin [dot] canuel [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4698
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Office Hours

Leacock Building, Room 715

No summer office hours

Available by appointment

Sources for Background Information

Dictionaries, encyclopedias

Searching the Library Catalogue

Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the library catalogue. You can search using words like - africa, africa?, sahar?, etc.

Search tips

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. africa? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words africa, africans, africaines, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "south africa" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase south africa
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. development AND (uganda OR "south africa") will retrieve catalogue records containing the word development AND either uganda OR the phrase south africa

Core and Additional Databases

Data, statistics

Primary Sources


Selected Internet Sites

Accessible to anyone with an Internet connection.




Other Resources

Related subject guides

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