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Criminal Justice: Researching...

This guide identifies and describes information resources, both print and online, that may be useful to you as you conduct research on topics related to Criminal Justice.

Meet Your Research Librarian

  Katie Quirin Manwiller, MLIS
  Evening Public Services Librarian
  Social Sciences & ACCESS 

Research Strategy

Need help searching strategically for research assignments? Here's some tips:

  1. Consult background resources to choose, explore, and develop your topic.
  2. Formulate an arguable and concise research question based on your topic to answer through your research.
  3. Choose keywords from your research question and additional alternative keywords to use when searching databases.
  4. Remember to evaluate search results to see if the searches you're trying are effective.

Research Tutorials

How to Start Research

Initial Topic Formation

Keyword Searching

Developing a Research Question

How to Read a Scholarly Article

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article

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