Print journals, newspapers and more

Our periodical collection starts at the beginning of the 1960s and reflects the political and social development in Africa over the following decades.

Print journals

The number of print journals are more than 1,500 titles, some 400 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

Our local library catalogue (part of AfricaLit Plus) 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 severl 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 newspapers
    To find newspapers from a specific country, add country name after clicking on above link.

Microfilmed newspapers via Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP)
Nordic Africa Institute library is member of the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP). 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 the library at

Newspapers on the Internet
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):

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

Lists elsewhere of Africa specific journals

  • Africa Section of the Electronic Journals Library Uni-Regensburg via ilissAfrica.
    Offers access to more than 740 scholarly journals, some open access, some licensed.

More Africa specific journals

  • AJOL - African Journals OnLine
    Search/browse African scholarly journals. Note: full text articles upon ordering only.
  • African e-Journal Project
    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 Gateway
    A retrospective digitisation project of full-text journal articles published in Africa, in Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • DISA. Southern African Freedom Struggles, c. 1950 – 1994Full and open user-friendly access in the public domain through an online search facility.
  • EBSCO Information Services Open Science Directory
    Database with 13 000 academic Open access journals  with a focus on developing countries.

Other electronic sources

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
    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.
    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.
  • Scientific articles @
    Search millions of scientific articles. Links to online access for students at educational institutions. Print ordering service available for Danish citizens.
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