Welcome to the African Studies subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
A scrollable online tour of the Main Library to help you familiarise yourself with the building and its facilities, services and resources.
There are 9 other site libraries at the University that you can visit and use.
The most common shelfmarks for African Studies start with:
|H||H is the classification for all Social Sciences, which will broken down geographically in each area e.g. HQ The Family.|
|C.A.S.||This is the shelfmark for the Centre for African Studies Collection on the 4th floor|
But African Studies crosses over with a wide range of other subject areas and disciplines so you may find yourself looking for other shelfmarks that you have identified by using DiscoverEd.
Remember the Library has access to thousands of e-books which you can access via DiscoverEd.
The Library has access to thousands of e-journals.
In the Main Library print journals are on the 4th floor with shelfmark range Per..0 - Per..9.
A large number of print journals are held at the Library Annexe.
You can find print and e-journals and access e-journals and e-journal articles through DiscoverEd.
The University Collections Facility (formerly known as the Library Annexe) is the University's off-campus storage facility. Material can be requested and delivered to Main Library or site library for borrowing or you can request scans of single chapters or articles via electronic document delivery.
Help with all aspects of using the Library, its facilities, services and resources, is available from the Library Helpdesks. If you are unable to find what you are looking for on this Subject Guide or on the Library website please do contact them in person, by phone or email.
If you would like help with your literature search or with finding information you can contact us directly.
The Centre for Research Collections (CRC) is the main space for anyone using the University of Edinburgh's historic and special collections, including rare books and manuscripts and the University of Edinburgh archives. The University Archives holds several African Studies related collections, including the papers of John William Arthur, Joseph Booth, William Scott and Helen M. Taylor.
All of these collections can be accessed at the CRC on the 6th floor, Main Library.