The Nordic Africa Institute


Print and e-journals, mainly on social sciences, politics, development issues and humanities.

Electronic journals

Print journals, newspapers and more

Print journals

The number of print journals are more than 1.500 titles, some 210 are current.

Browse the alphabetic listing of journal titles (in our old library catalogue):
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Å Ä Ö 3 (links coming soon)

Our local library catalogue (part of AfricaLit Plusexternal link, opens in new window) includes references to more than 7,000 articles and special issues selected from our most important academic journals, mainly from the years 1990-2000, fewer thereafter.

Due to the unique character of the collection we do not allow (home) loans. You may copy articles while in the library. Distance users may order copies through their local library (part of the interlibrary loan service).

Newspapers from Africa

NAI library subscribed to various daily newspapers in print up to the middle of 2000s. Due to the increase of daily news available on the internet as well as the many problems connected with the distribution of daily newspapers, the library ceased its subscriptions. The access to older newspapers is important for research on Africa and several titles are unique. Titles are added to the collection by occasional donations.

Newspapers in the NAI library
The library have newspapers in print as well as access to digitized newspapers in the library.

  • List of newspapersexternal link, opens in new window
    To find newspapers from a specific country, add country name after clicking on above link.

Newspapers via Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP)
Nordic Africa Institute library is member of the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP)external link, opens in new window. The project is administrated by the Center for Research Libraries (CLR) in Chicago, US. The membership enables the library to borrow from the CAMP’s collection of microfilmed African daily newspapers.

To find resources, search in CRL's catalogue. TIP: Search on country name for lists of microfilmed newspapers countrywise. To order microfilms for use in the NAI library, contact us.

Newspapers on the Internet

Until further notice A Guide to Africa on the Internet is offline.

In our link collection A Guide to Africa on the Internet, you'll find links to free newspapers and other news sources (possible to sort by country):

  • News and Media> Newspapers and magazines
  • News and Media > News agencies and services

In the country section of our A guide to Africa on the Internet you find a News and Media section under each country.

Africa Section of the Electronic Journals Library Uni-Regensburg via ilissAfricaexternal link, opens in new window
Offers access to more than 740 scholarly journals, some open access, some licensed.

African Studies Journals @ Wikipediaexternal link, opens in new window
List of academic journals within African Studies, published mainly in Europe, US or Africa. Some restricted, some open access.


AJOL - African Journals OnLineexternal link, opens in new window
Search/browse African scholarly journals. Note: full text articles upon ordering only.

African e-Journal Projectexternal link, opens in new window
Full text archive inlcuding back issues of 11 scholarly journals published in Africa in social sciences and humanities. Directory of journals about Africa with links to full text articles.

African Journal Archive. Sabinet Gatewayexternal link, opens in new window
A retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa, in Social Sciences and Humanities.

DISA. Southern African Freedom Struggles, c. 1950 – 1994external link, opens in new window
Full and open user-friendly access in the public domain through an online search facility.

EBSCO Information Services Open Science Directoryexternal link, opens in new window
Database with 13 000 academic Open access journals with a focus on developing countries.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)external link, opens in new window
Provides access to quality controlled, scholarly open access journals in full text. The directory aim s to be comprehensive without limitations regarding languages or subject areas.

JSTORexternal link, opens in new window
Journal articles in full-text from journals covering various subjects. The articles are scanned from the year the journals started and some of them are from the 19th century.

Project MUSEexternal link, opens in new window
Online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals, of which several with focus on Africa. Check if your institution has access to full-text articles.

While at NAI you can also access some e-journals from Uppsala University Library.