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Nordic Africa Institute

Nordic Africa Institute Library

Library Type: Special
Address: Villavägen 6, 752 36 Uppsala
Box 1703, 751 47 Uppsala

Sweden
Chief Librarian/Director: Åsa Lund Moberg
African Specialist:  - -, -
Telephone: +46 18 471 52 70
Web address: http://www.nai.uu.se/library/index.xml?Language=en&
Catalogue Address: http://africalit.nai.uu.se
Description of Library: The Library at the Nordic Africa Institute is aimed at users throughout the Nordic region but is open for anyone interested in Africa. It specializes in contemporary Africa.

The collections cover the entire continent with emphasis on social sciences and two-thirds of the collection is available on open shelves. The whole collection is searchable in the catalogue AfricaLit

Books and reports - over 64,000 titles on politics, economics, contemporary history, anthropology, literature and other social sciences.

E-AfricaLit a collection of full-text publications comprising over 1500 titles, Modern African fiction - novels, poetry and plays mainly in English, French, Portuguese and Swedish.

Reference literature - encyclopedias, dictionaries, yearbooks, statistics and thematic handbooks.

Journals and newspapers - approximately 400 current journals about Africa and development issues, and African daily newspapers (no current issues).

Electronic journals and books - an extensive number of journals, newspapers and e-books are available throughout the website.

Official publications - official documents from African states, mainly constitutions, development plans, population censuses, as well as reports and statistics on economy, trade, health, environment, education, gender, migration and so on.

Maps - a basic collection consisting of atlases, country and general maps, as well as topographic and thematic maps. More information about the map collection is available here

Films and Music - a small collection of feature films, documentaries and music.

Pamphlet collection - a collection of un-catalogued documents, in the form of essays, articles, brochures etc., which has been systematically arranged. More information about the pamphlet collection is available here

Disciplines covered: Agriculture
Anthropology
Built Environment or Planning
Development Studies
Economic and/or Social History
Education
Gender
History
Literature
Politics and International Studies
Sociology and Demography
Countries covered: Algeria
Anglophone
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central Africa
Central African Republic
Commonwealth
Comoros Islands
Congo (Brazzaville)
Congo (Kinshasa)
Djibouti
East Africa
Eastern Africa
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Francophone
Gabon
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Lusophone
Mahgreb
Malagasy (Madagascar)
Malawi
Maldives
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
North Africa
Rwanda
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Somaliland
South Africa
Southern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sudan
Swaziland
Tanzania
The Gambia
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
West Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Special Collections: Official documents Pamphlet collection - http://www.nai.uu.se/library/about/collections/pamphlet_collection_eng.pdf E-AfricaLit - e-documents in fulltext http://africalit.nai.uu.se/F/-/?func=file&file_name=find-b&local_base=e-africalit
Collection Size: Books:70000
Journals:400
Newspapers:0
Maps:450
Music:140
Films:260
Photographs:0
Collection Start: 1962-
Access and opening hours: Opening hours Monday-Friday: 12-5 p.m. Persons who need to use the library collections for their research or major papers are given the possibility to use the library at times other than the regular opening hours. This, however, is only by agreement.
Publications and databases on African collections produced by the Library: E-AfricaLit - e-documents in fulltext http://africalit.nai.uu.se/F/-/?func=file&file_name=find-b&local_base=e-africalit

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