After competing this page, you should be able to:
This exercise asks you to look at a number of information sources and find how and why the information was collected. Some sources are more difficult than others, but knowing to look for these clues will help you select the best information sources for your research.
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military through periodicals, academic journals, and other content. Over 400 journals, 250 of which are full text.
This collection offers summaries of important law enforcement and criminal justice publications including books, government reports, research reports, journals and unpublished research. It serves as a valuable research tool for criminal justice professionals, researchers and policymakers.
Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
Drag and drop these elements of a bibliographic citation to their appropriate category below.Annati, M. (2015). Providing less-lethal add-on capabilities to traditional weapons. Military Technology, 39(11), 54-56.
To get to the Library Criminal Justice Subject Guide, Select "Criminal Justice" from the drop-down menu under Guided Search from the library home page.
All of the resources covered this semester will be found on this course guide. You'll be using these resources in all of your Criminal Justice classes.
Eisen, A. (2014, June 13). Research 101: Searching is strategic [Video file]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/4CHKYaJkuO0
You need to know where to find these databases on the library website. You must be able to search these databases with ease and skill. Try searching your topics in each of these.
The library's primary scholarly database. Contains over 13,600 journals, mostly peer-reviewed. Over 4,700 journals are full text.
This database is the world's largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it is an indispensable tool for the discovery of global scholarly research.
This database (pronounced S◌̄sh Index-like the "ot" in notion) is the world's most comprehensive and highest-quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study. The database features millions of records with subject headings from a sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers.
Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, this full-text resource provides access to the most important English-language social science journals.
USA.gov links to publicly available websites that are:
Citing Government Publications
Searching for information is often nonlinear and iterative, requiring the evaluation of a range of information sources and the mental flexibility to pursue alternate avenues as new understanding develops.
The act of searching often begins with a question that directs the act of finding needed information. Encompassing inquiry, discovery, and serendipity, searching identifies both possible relevant sources as well as the means to access those sources. Experts realize that information searching is a contextualized, complex experience that affects, and is affected by, the cognitive, affective, and social dimensions of the searcher. Novice learners may search a limited set of resources, while experts may search more broadly and deeply to determine the most appropriate information within the project scope. Likewise, novice learners tend to use few search strategies, while experts select from various search strategies, depending on the sources, scope, and context of the information need.
Association of College and Research Libraries. (2016, January 11). Framework for information literacy for higher education. Retrieved http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/issues/infolit/Framework_ILHE.pdf
Author, F.M. (Publication year). Article Title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp. doi:XX.XXXXX or Retrieved from journal URL
Note: Database information and retrieval date are not required in APA journal article citations.
Trier, J. (2007). “Cool” engagements with YouTube: Part 2. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 50(7), 598-603. doi:10.1598/JAAL.50.7.8
Note: If no DOI is listed, use the periodical’s homepage URL (e.g., Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1936-2706).
Author, F.M., Author F.M., & Author F.M. (Publication year). Article Title. Periodical Title, Volume(Issue), pp.-pp.
Lin, M.G., Hoffman, E.S., & Borengasser, C. (2013). Is social media too social for class? A case study of Twitter use. Tech Trends, 57(2), 39-45.