AfricaBib: one-stop search; AfricaBib indexed by Google Scholar

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Two news items about the database AfricaBib:

1. As of January 2015, it is possible to search through all 213,000 records simultaneously  in a one-stop search in the database AfricaBib, via http://www.africabib.org/afbib.htm  (or just click on a country on the map).
2. During the last months of 2014, Google Scholar approached the African Studies Centre (Leiden) and got permission to index the AfricaBib database and use the metadata in Google Scholar.
This means in practice that the >210,000 records in AfricaBib will be more visible to scholars and other interested persons, and that  more scholarly publications about and from Africa will receive the attention  they deserve.

About AfricaBib:

The database AfricaBib contains more than 210,000 records. Originally started as a bibliographic information project by Davis Bullwinkle (Univ. of Arkansas) in 1974, the site consists of two bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature and African Women’s literature. Also included is a comprehensive bibliography on women travelers and explorers to Africa. In June 2012 two bibliographies were added, one on Islam in Africa, the other on the Kenya Coast. In July 2014 Water and Africa was added. In 2012 the Quarterly Index of African Periodical Literature (QIAPL) from the Library of Congress was included in the database Africana periodical literature. The database is heavily used (with 330,876 visitors in 2014).

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