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Criminology & Criminal Justice

Your Librarian

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Rebecca Hyde
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Contact:
Pius XII Memorial Library
Room 202H
314-977-3106

This course page was created for CCJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice with Professor Dennis Huffard in Spring 2023. 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!

Background Information

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 to limit your searches to peer-reviewed journal articles and to the last 10 years!

APA Style & Citing Your Sources

20 Minute Rule

Have you already spent 20 minutes search 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.