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Criminal Justice

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

Your Information Specialist

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Elizabeth Ramsey
Librarian/Associate Professor
Albertsons Library
(208) 426-3781

Getting Started with Research

Targeted Research Strategies for SPS : A handout with best practices for making the most of your online searches whether in a library database, Google Scholar or a Google search.

Boost Search Skills Here!: This collection of videos can help you with a wide variety of search and evaluation strategies.

Source Evaluation: A guide to evaluating sources you find in the wilds of the internet. Lateral Reading is highly recommended.

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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