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BU Libraries Search - video tutorials

View our tutorials on using BU Libraries search:

Finding eJournals

How to locate a specific journal article:

If you have a citation for a journal article and need to locate the full text:

  • Enter the Journal Title in the eJournals search box and a list of databases will be displayed; but note the dates!
  • If not available at BU, you can submit an interlibrary loan request.  Articles are generally delivered electronically within 1-2 days.

BU Libraries Search

You can use the BU Libraries Search box to look for print and electronic resources available thru the Boston University Libraries. These resources include print books and journals available in the library stacks, as well as e-books and full-text journal articles.

For search tips or questions regarding the search function: see the Search Help page.

For physical items, you will need the call number and library location to locate the books or journals in the stacks. See the Mugar location chart (available by the elevators and at the research center) to help you find the floor by call number range.

Article Databases

What are peer-reviewed articles?

Many of the articles you find by searching BULS, Google Scholar, and the article databases, e.g., MLA Bibliography, are peer-reviewed.  Some articles are designated as "peer-reviewed" but they are actually  "scholarly/academic."   What is the difference?

Peer-reviewed (sometimes called "Refereed"). Before articles are accepted for publication, they are closely read and critiqued by several scholars who study and do research in the same or a similar subject area.

Scholarly/academic.  These articles might be written by researchers but are accepted for publication by the journal's editor (or editorial staff) without peer review.


Evaluating Sources (YouTube)

Peer Review in 3 Minutes (NCSU Libraries)


Search Ulrichsweb for detailed information on more than 300,000 journals and other serial publications.


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