These are databases which primarily contain citation information for articles, books, and other resources related to a certain subject. Sometimes, they also provide links to the full-text of cited items if it is available in a connected database.
Other Useful Guides
For usage information, see the guide to EBSCO's search engine on the "Full Text Databases" section of this LibGuide.
AfricaBib is a multi-collection databse which offers cataloging of African writing across a number of genres, formats, and time periods. It is the most extensive Africa-focused bibliographic database available to UIUC. UIUC has access to AfricaBib through multiple different collections, which are linked above.
To access AfricaBib's search function, click the link titled "To search the database click here".
Boolean searching is not supported on AfricaBib. All search terms separated by whitespaced are searched additively. In other words, each term is connected by an implied "AND" - all search terms must match for a result to appear.
AfricaBib only supports the * wildcard, indicating zero or more unknown characters. Wildcards within quoted phrases are read literally and have no subtitution effect.
Quoted phrases are treated as a single search term, regardless of internal whitespace. An asterisk * inside a quoted term is read literally as an asterisk instead of a wildcard.