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CGS Team A: Spring 2022

Peer Review in Three MInutes

How do articles get peer reviewed? What role does peer review play in scholarly research and publication?

Peer Review in 3 Minutes

Finding Scholarly Literature

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The BU Libraries provide access to literally millions of articles from scholarly journals and other publications. Most, but not all, of these articles can be accessed via BU Libraries Search (BULS). Search results can be limited to scholarly articles by clicking on the Peer-Reviewed Articles filter under "Availability" on the right side of the search results page.

Specialized subject databases provide access to articles in specific subject fields. These are more limited in scope than BULS, but can be provide more relevant and focused results.. (See Guides & Databases by Subject for lists of these databases.)

Ask for help from a BU Librarian for guidance on finding scholarly articles on your topic.

Consult Subject Guides

Our Subject Librarians have compiled subject guides that will connect you to discipline-specific resources. Consult guides such as Psychology or Political Science to find background sources, relevant texts and scholarly journals within those disciplines.  
Be sure to look at our listing of Guides, you can look at them by Subject.

Disciplinary Databases

Click here for a full listing of our databases; browsable by subject.

Search across disciplines




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Head, African Studies Library

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Beth Restrick
African Studies Library
6th floor, Mugar Memorial Library

Mon-Fri, 9am- 5pm
Subjects: African Studies