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HIS 346: Religious Thoughts and Philosophy in African Communities: Introductory Resources


Dictionaries and encyclopedias like the ones listed on this page are a good place to begin your research. They can provide background or general information on a topic, help to narrow a broad topic to a manageable one for your paper, and suggest other sources you might consult for further information.

Starting points for historical research (print)

Encyclopedias and Historical Dictionaries

Handbooks and Larger Compilations

There are numerous works relating to the history, culture, and religions of Africa in these two collections.  Further, you can find chapters focusing on Africa within works on Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.


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Daniel Holden
Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian
Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
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Saint Joseph's University