The internet library sub-Saharan Africa (ilissAfrica) is a portal that offers an integrated access to relevant scientific conventional and digital information resources on the sub-Saharan Africa region. Information scattered on private or institutional websites, databases or library catalogues is brought together in order to facilitate research. Without ilissAfrica this information has to be collected in a laborious and time-consuming process.
ilissAfrica allows simultaneous searching ("General search") in the following electronic resources:
Furthermore an Africa Section of the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) to search E-Journals is provided.
Since 2016, the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg in Frankfurt on the Main has been in charge of the African Studies Information Service. ilissAfrica was continued as the portal for this service.
ilissAfrica was originally established as a Virtual Library by the University Library Johann Christian Senckenberg in Frankfurt on the Main in cooperation with the GIGA Information Centre: Africa Library in Hamburg. Both institutions were in charge of the DFG Special Collections on sub-Saharan Africa.
The project was financed by the DFG.
ilissAfrica supports the association "European Librarians in African Studies" (ELIAS) as a european network aiming to promote professional exchange and cooperation among its members. The "Africa Section" of the Electronic Journals Library (EZB) was one source for the Wikipedia-article "African Studies Journals".