Welcome to the African Studies subject guide - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.
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.
A scrollable online tour of the Main Library to help you familiarise yourself with the building and its facilities, services and resources.
There are 10 other site libraries at the University that you can visit and use.
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.