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African Cinema

This guide or resources list is intended primarily for BU students. It helps to find or locate resources on African Cinema in BU Libraries collection as well as online resources accessible thru BU subscription.

Tips for Finding Articles

Articles about this subject can be found in publications from a wide variety of disciplines. Use the databases on this page to get access to thousands of articles examining the subject from different perspectives or browse the key publications shown.

If the full text of an article is not available in a database, click on the sfxfind icon to find other options for getting the article.

Key Journals & eJournals

Article Databases

There are various forms of databases for finding articles on films. Depending on the type of articles needed one may consult the following databases listed by categories. Some databases are often used to find review articles. Others contain scholarly articles from communication or film studies journals.  Some databases are multidisciplinary, while others focus on particular topic, academic discipline, or media.  Below is a collection of databases that may be useful for your research.  For a complete listing of databases for scholarly articles available through BU see Databases A-Z

Other Useful Databases

Film Reviews and critiques on the Internet: Selected Resources

​​​​​​Selected Internet Resources for Film Reviews


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Rachel Dwyer
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African Studies Library
6th floor,
Mugar Memorial Library
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Subjects: African Studies