ERIC Number: ED396048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
African Studies Thesaurus. Subject Headings for Library Users. Bibliographies and Indexes in Afro-American and African Studies, Number 29.
Otchere, Freda E.
This thesaurus identifies nearly 4,000 subject heading terms that pertain specifically to the 41 countries that make up Africa south of the Sahara. The process of identifying these terms began with a search through the "Library of Congress Subject Headings," followed by searches of other subject heading materials and bibliographic databases. Additional cross references and references to African languages, peoples, and countries were added, so that the final listing contains references to over 600 African peoples and nearly 600 African languages. An introduction explains how to use the thesaurus. One appendix outlines the African history classification used, and the other presents a table of subdivisions that can be added to geographical subject headings to refine searches. (SLD)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, African Languages, African Studies, Black Studies, Cataloging, Databases, Foreign Countries, Indexing, Subject Index Terms, User Needs (Information), Users (Information)
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 ($79.50).
Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Africa (Sub Sahara)