Course: SSI178-01 Modern African History

Prof. Helena Halperin
Instruction Librarian: Ted Intarabumrung

Africa Map

This guide is designed to help you research topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home pa

  • Please contact me-Ted,, if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes Boston Public Library)


There are three collections of electronic books: Ebrary, Credo Reference and Netlibrary

Reference Books Online


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about [insert topic]
  • National Geographic
  • Times
  • Newsweek


Streaming Videos

Films on Demand,

about 30 streaming videos under subjects of African History.

Web sites

There are many good [insert topic] web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style Guide
The Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 10-08-10 by Ted Intarabumrung: tintarabumrung@rcc.mass.ed