This course page was created for CCJ 3500: Race, Crime, and the Criminal Justice System with Professor Kenya Brumfield-Young 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 contact Rebecca or use our 24/5 chat assistance to get help with your research!
Some databases will include the full-text of articles, but others will include thebutton 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.
Citation managers allow you to keep all your sources in one place, and easily insert citations into your paper as you write. EndNote citation management software is available as a free software download to any SLU student, faculty or staff.
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.