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African Studies Thesaurus

"A structured vocabulary of 12,100 English terms in the field of African studies, the African Studies Thesaurus is developed and maintained by staff at the library of the African Studies Centre Leiden. It is used for indexing and retrieving material in the library collection and is directly linked to the catalogue."

General information
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Scope and Usage
“With the African Studies Thesaurus the ASC Leiden aims to facilitate the identification of relevant indexing terminology, provide a tool for managing African Studies information resources, and improve subject access to its own resources.”
Vocabulary characteristics
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Number of terms: 
Approximately 12,100
Number of preferred terms: 
Approximately 5,200
Number of Non-Preferred terms: 
Approximately 6,900
Vocabulary provider name: 
African Studies Center Leiden (ASC Leiden)
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