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WR153: The Graphic Memoir (Spring 2024)

BULS - Boston University Libraries Search

BULS is a database containing books, ebooksejournals, book chapters, journal articles,
images, videos and much more. 

Search strategy examples:  "graphic memoir" AND illness

"graphic memoir" AND (depression OR mental illness)

"graphic memoir" AND culture

graphic AND narrative

When you get to the results screen, be sure to --



Find books and print journals in the library by their call numbers.

Available at Mugar Memorial Library Stacks (NC1499.S337 A213 2015 )

A call number location (floor) guide is posted by every elevator/stairway and online.

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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.


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