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Criminology & Criminal Justice

This course page was created for CCJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice in Spring 2024. This is just a selection of sources that may be useful to you in this course. Please explore the full Criminology & Criminal Justice Library Research Guide, especially if this is your major. Contact your CCJ Librarian (Rebecca Hyde) with a question or to make an appointment for an in depth research consultation. For quick and/or general questions you can also use our 24/5 chat assistance to get help with your research! See the class presentation slides here.

Finding Scholarly Articles

Some databases will include the full-text of articles, but others will include the button which links to full-text when available and if not available, gives you the option to request articles for free through Interlibrary Loan's Illiad service. Use the E-Journal Portal to find access to full issues of Journals recommended by your Professor. Remember, for the purposes of this assignment, law review articles do not count as scholarly articles.

Limit your searches to peer-reviewed journal articles and to the last 10 years.

Searching for a specific journal from the examples list provided by your instructor? Try searching in the E-Journal Portal.

Background Information

APA Style & Citing Your Sources

20 Minute Rule

Have you already spent 20 minutes searching and you feel like you're hitting a wall? Stop what you're doing and contact your librarian!

Research takes time, and when you're working on research for a paper you might spend hours researching and try many, many searches before you're done. But you shouldn't spend hours searching and finding nothing. If you spend 20-30 minutes on your research and you're not finding anything remotely relevant, please stop what you're doing and contact your librarian! I can help you develop search search strategy, and maybe choose another database more suited for your topic.