Understanding Research

Understanding Research

Research information from the Boston University Libraries

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Finding a Mentor

Dr. James Traniello describes how to find a mentor

What Is Peer Review?

Professor Ivan Eubanks of the College of Arts and Sciences introduces the process.

Primary Sources

A WWII soldier’s story illustrates the use of primary sources

For more information about Primary sources, see BU librarian Meredith Kirkpatrick’s Research Guide or Gretchen Walsh’s “Archives and Primary Sources for the Study of Africa: Research Strategies and Web Resources”

Undergraduate Research

Dr. James Traniello describes the importance of starting research early

Diane D’Almeida

Read about how she believes librarians can change the world

Read about her research of Arab Women Writers or watch her interviews below:

Rana Azzoubi

Basma El-Nsour

Haddiya Hussein

Additional interviews:

Jameelh Amirah
Leila Atrash
Lutfiyya al-Dulaimi
Samiha Khreis
Rula Quawas

How To Use the Library Search Engine

Want to learn how to use the Library’s powerful, new search engine? Watch this video and then try it out for yourself!

How To Find a Book

Have you ever arrived at the shelf where your book is supposed to be but…it’s not there? This video can help you with that and other book-finding problems.

Beth Restrick

Beth Restrick, head of the African Studies Library, tells the story of how she fell in love with Africa.

Click here to learn more about the African Studies Library

Professors Bill Marx & Professor Tony Wallace

Read about the two professors’ writing class at BU which allows freshmen to experience “Theater Now”

Find out more about the “Theater Now!” program and its mission statement