Saturday, 15 March 2014

How to Use the E-Resources

Saturday, March 15, 2014

  • Go to "Link Electronic Resources Here" on the right hand side of this page
  • Right click any desired resource or database
  • Select Open in New Tab
  • Browse the database page by either clicking on "Blog Archives" or Search the database for articles of your choice using the "Search Box".

  • Note: Ask Library staff for password and username where required!

Have a research full March.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

WARC Travel Grant English 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Your Link to the Community of West Africa & Diaspora Scholars.
WARC Travel Grant 2014
The WARC Travel Grant program promotes intra-African cooperation and exchange among researchers and institutions by providing support to African scholars and graduate students for research visits to other institutions on the continent. The WARC Travel Grant provides travel costs up to $1,500 and a stipend of $1,500. This competition is open only to West African nationals, with preference given to those affiliated with West African colleges, universities, or research institutions.
Travel grant funds may be used to:
1) attend and present papers at academic conferences relevant to
the applicant’s field of research;
2) visit libraries or archives that contain resources necessary to the
applicant’s current academic work;
3) engage in collaborative work with colleagues at another
4) travel to a research site.
Successful candidates must agree to make public presentations on their research to 1) their academic institution, and 2) their local communities. Moreover, successful candidates will submit to the
WARC Library in Dakar one copy of their dissertation/thesis, articles, and other publications arising
from the research funded through this grant.
All applications must be submitted online. Complete applications will include uploaded word, pdf, or
jpgs of all of the documents listed below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • A brief (50-80 word) abstract of the activity to be funded, beginning with a clear statement of purpose
  • A description (6 double-spaced pages maximum) of the applicant’s research and how the proposed travel is relevant to this work. This should be presented in language understandable to nonspecialist readers
  •  A curriculum vitae with research and teaching record when relevant
  •  If attending a conference, an abstract of the paper to be read and a letter of acceptance to the conference
  •  If visiting another institution, an invitation from host institution
  •  If travel is to consult archives or other materials, a description of the collections to be consulted and their significance to the applicant’s research
  •  For graduate students, a letter of recommendation by the professor overseeing their research
  •  Proof of citizenship in the form of a photocopy of the applicant’s passport (please note: this competition is open only to West African nationals eligible for non-immigrant visas to the U.S.).
Application deadlines 2014 cycle:
  •  March 15, 2014 for travel to take place between July 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014
  •  September 15, 2014 for travel to take place between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015
Inquiries should be sent to the email addresses below:
All clarification questions should be sent to and technical questions should be
sent to
Link to the Application: