Resources by Subject Resources on Ghana

Country and Culture Overviews
Newspapers, News Magazines and Online News Sources
Locating Books
Locating Articles (Databases & Indexes)

Country and Culture Overviews 

Reference Books:

This is just a selection of the books available.  Browse in the reference area around these books for more!

Africa South of the Sahara
Ref DT351 .A37 2005

Countries and their Cultures
Ref GN 307 .C68 2001

Encyclopedia of African Nations and Civilizations
Ref DT14 .E43 2002

Encyclopedia of African Peoples
Ref DT15 .E53 2000

Encyclopedia of World Cultures
Ref GN307 .E53 1991

General History of Africa
Ref DT20 .G45 1981

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind
Ref GN 307 .I44 1990

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations
Ref G63 .W67 1998 

Online Reference Sources:

US Dept of Stete Background Notes-Ghana
Provides overview of country. Previous editions are also available

Country Study: Ghana (Library of Congress)

USAID - Ghana (US Agency for International Development)

CIA World Factbook - Ghana (CIA)

BBC Country Profile - Ghana

Ghana (Official government portal)

Parliament of Ghana

Ghana's National Commission on Culture

Ghana Tourism


Ghanaian Newspapers, News Magazines, and Media

Accra Daily Mail (Accra, independent)

Daily Graphic (Accra, government owned)

Daily Guide (Accra, independent)

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation

Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra, independent)

Ghanaian Times (Accra, government owned)

Public Agenda Accra, independent)

The Statesman (Accra, independent)

Other Online News Sources:

Accra (World News Network) Ghana - Top News

Ghana Palaver  (Accra, independent)


Locating Books

The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music, and movies in the library.  choose the "Browse" option, type Ghana in the search box, and click on "Subject."

A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. 

Books and articles not owned by our library can be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Allow sufficient time for processing.  Average turnaround time is 3-5 days for articles and 3-14 days for books, excluding holidays and weekends. Submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.

Locating Articles (Databases & Indexes)

Academic Search Complete (some full-text; dates vary, mostly 1980s to present)
Articles from selected popular magazines and scholarly journals in all disciplines.

OmniFile Full Text Mega (some full text; most 1994 to present, with some 1982 to present)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources in all disciplines.

LexisNexis Academic (1980-present; full-text)
Articles from a diverse group of news sources, including national level newspapers from around the world, wire services, and transcripts.

SocINDEX with Full Text (1908-present, some full-text)
Index to journal articles, conference papers, books and book chapters in sociology and related fields such as cultural anthropology and criminal justice; includes full text from over 800 journals and over 800 books, as well as 1400 conference papers

Anthropological Index Online (1950s to present, citations)

AnthroSource (full text; 1888 to present)
Articles from the journals, bulletins, and newsletters published by the American Anthropological Association, covering anthropology, ethnology, and related fields.

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