Searching the Collection

Currently, the collection of the Jahn Library is not yet completely searchable through the university library's online catalogue. The shelf marks of many of the titles aquired before 1995/1996 can only be searched locally through the card catalogue of the library of the Department of Anthropology and African Studies and a complementary database.

All shelf marks of titles available at the Jahn Library begin with a 'J'.

List of African-language literatures available in the Jahn Library and their shelfmark codes

Making sense of shelf marks in the Jahn Library

JA Bibliographies

JB Encyclopedias

JC Anthologies

JC1 General anthologies

JC2 African anthologies

JC3 African American and Caribbean anthologies

JC4 Oceanic anthologies

JE General critical sources

JE1 General critical sources

JE2 General critical sources on African literatures

JE3 General critical sources on African American and Caribbean literatures

JE4 General critical sources on Oceanic literature

JF West Africa

JF1 General critical sources on West African literature

JF2 West African anthologies

JF3 Critical sources on individual West African writers

JF4 Literary works by individual West African writers

Creative writing in West African languages has the shelf mark 'JF' followed by a specific language code, e.g., JF YOR for creative writing in Yorùbá, relevant critical sources and translations from and into the Yorùbá language:

     JF YOR1 General critical sources on Yorùbá literature

     JF YOR2 Yorùbá anthologies

     JF YOR3 Critical sources on individual Yorùbá writers

     JF YOR4 Literary works by individual Yorùbá writers

     JF YOR5 Translations of literary works by individual writers from the Yorùbá

     JF YOR6 Translations of literary works by individual writers into Yorùbá

JG Central Africa

JG1 General critical sources on Central African literature

JG2 Central African anthologies

JG3 Critical sources on individual Central African writers

JG4 Literary works by individual Central African writers

Creative writing in Central African languages has the shelf mark 'JG' followed by a specific language code, e.g., JG KON for creative writing in Kongo/Kikongo, relevant critical sources and translations of literary works from the Kongo or into Kongo:

     JG KON1 General critical sources on Kongo literature

     JG KON2 Kongo anthologies

     JG KON3 Critical sources on individual Kongo writers

     JG KON4 Literary works by individual Kongo writers

     JG KON5 Translations of literary works by individual writers from the Kongo

     JG KON6 Translations of literary works by individual writers into Kongo

JH East Africa

JH1 General critical sources on East African literature

JH2 East African anthologies

JH3 Critical sources on individual East African writers

JH4 Literary works by individual East African writers

Creative writing in East African languages has the shelf mark 'JH' followed by a specific language code, e.g., JH SWA for creative writing in Swahili/Kiswahili, relevant critical sources and translations of literary works from the Swahili or into Swahili:

     JH SWA1 General critical sources on Swahili literature

     JH SWA2 Swahili anthologies

     JH SWA3 Critical sources on individual Swahili writers

     JH SWA4 Literary works by individual Swahili writers

     JH SWA5 Translations of literary works by individual writers from the Swahili

     JH SWA6 Translations of literary works by individual writers into Swhahili

JK South Africa

JK1 General critical sources on South African literature

JK2 South African anthologies

JK3 Critical sources on individual South African writers

JK4 Literary works by individual South African writers

Creative writing in South African languages has the shelf mark 'JK' followed by a specific language code, e.g., JK ZUL for creative writing in Zulu, relevant critical sources and translations of literary works from the Zulu or into Zulu:

     JK ZUL1 General critical sources on Zulu literature

     JK ZUL2 Zulu anthologies

     JK ZUL3 Critical sources on individual Zulu writers

     JK ZUL4 Literary works by individual Zulu writers

     JK ZUL5 Translations of literary works by individual writers from the Yorùbá

     JK ZUL6 Translations of literary works by individual writers into Zulu

JL African American Literature

JL1 General critical sources on African African literature

JL2 African American anthologies

JL3 Critical sources on individual African American writers

JL4 Literary works by individual African African writers 

JM Caribbean Literature

JM1 General critical sources on Caribbean literature

JM2 Caribbean anthologies

JM3 Critical sources on individual Caribbean writers

JM4 Literary works by individual Caribbean writers

JN South American Literature

JN1 General critical sources on South American literature

JN2 South American anthologies

JN3 Critical sources on individual South American writers

JN4 Literary works by individual South American writers

JO Oceanic Literature

JO1 General critical sources on Oceanic literature

JO2 Oceanic anthologies

JO3 Critical sources on individual Oceanic African writers

JO4 Literary works by individual Oceanic writers

JZ Journals