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Genocide and Minority Persecution 1970+

A research guide to help locate government documents, books, archives and other material on the web and in the BU Libraries.

What can I find on the Rwandan Genocide?

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Databases can be searched individually or in publisher groupings: for example, ProQuest databases (marked below as PQ) can be searched concurrently.

      Example from this database:



The African Studies Library, located on the 6th floor of Mugar Memorial Library, provides a unique opportunity for BU students and outside researchers to explore newspapers, government documents, books, and other materials about and from African countries.Guides to collections can be found on the ASL site.

Beth Restrick, Head

Gabeyehu (Gabe) Adugna,
Africana Librarian

Rachel Dwyer, Assistant Head


The BULS search rwanda AND genocide retrieves 377 books (as of Sept 2018); 125 have been published in the last 5 years.

Using the bibliographies of recently published books can help you identify recent scholarship and primary source documents.

Try searching this topic by subject as well:

U.S. Documents

Example from this database

Rwandan Crisis: A Chronology, August 1994-June 1995

CRDC-Id: CRS-1995-FND-0181
Document Date: July 05, 1995
Length:12 p.

Think Tanks/ Organizations (Archives)


see also Human Rights Watch World Reports 1989+ (including current year.)

Photographs/ Media


Mikkel Ostergaard

Children who crossed over the border from Rwanda. Hundreds of thousands fled into DR Congo at the end of the Rwanda genocide. Date 1995