The Penn Library’s African Collection Page provides links to the extensive Africana resources at Penn. Penn is particularly strong in research collections on microform, including British colonial reports and missionary records. Trico students may use the Penn Library, but may not check out books or use online resources. Penn's African Studies Center also maintain a website with links to a wide range of useful resources.
Bryn Mawr has an extensive collection of works on Africa from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, including memoirs, travel accounts, colonial guides, government reports, magazines, and brochures. There is an online guide to many of the books on African published before 1850. The book collections are included in Tripod. It is possible to limit your search to just the Special Collections holdings by choosing “Bryn Mawr Special Collections” from the Tripod menu box that normally reads “View Entire Collection.”