There are many portals guiding scholars to African studies information on the web. A selection of key sites are listed below.
Links to African film sites.
A key starting point for African research is the list of the main bibliographies and reference works available through the British Library's 'Help for Researchers' page. This lists current bibliographies; key research and reference guides; other research and bibliographical guides; precolonial and early colonial African history; and Africana holdings in libraries and archives. Another useful research tool is the Nordic Africa Institute's Guides to Africa on the Internet.
For legal materials see the LibGuide for Sub Saharan African jurisdictions created by the Bodleian Law Library. For South African law materials search SAFLII which acts as a gateway to reliable and free resources, and the LibGuide for South African Law.
There are a number of key African Studies Libraries. A selection is listed below:
British Library - Resources for African Studies.
Centre of African Studies Library, University of Cambridge
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Library, University of London.
Institute of Commonwealth Studies Library, University of London.
Nordic Africa Institute Library, Uppsala University.
African Studies Centre Library, University of Leiden.
Frankfurt University Library - Africana collections.
Africa Library, GIGA Information Centre, Hamburg.
African film is located in several Bodleian Libraries. The Taylor Institution Library houses African feature films and the English Faculty Library has English-language films from African countries. The Social Science Library holds the former Refugee Studies Centre's collection of documentary film which covers forced migration and human rights issues in African countries.