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Criminal Justice

A guide to library research in Criminal Justice and related fields.

Getting Started with Research

Targeted Research Strategies for SPS - Best practices for making the most of your online searches whether in a library database, Google Scholar or a Google search.

Researching a Current Topic - This video will help you find the latest scientifically valid information out in the wilds of the internet, sometimes necessary when our topic is so new it hasn't been explored in peer reviewed articles.

Evaluating Current Information - This video provides strategies to analyze online information resources in relation to your everyday as well as your academic information needs.

Figuring out a Topic? 

Use articles in review journals to get an overview of recent research on specific topics with tons of links to peer reviewed research. Some examples include:

Annual Reviews
Criminal Justice Policy Review
Criminal Justice Review

The information landscape is complex, and false and misleading information is rampant, so don't hesitate to contact me to help you navigate. We can set up a face-to-face or virtual meeting to get you going. Or you can always use the Chat feature on the library homepage, which is staffed by librarians Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

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