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Criminal Justice



This is a guide to criminal justice research. Click on the tabs to the left to explore the many resources available to support the information needs of our criminal justice, sociology  students and faculty. Begin here for quick access to our resources.

Refining Topics

Think of demographic variables or categories to help refine your research topic.

Sample Demographic Variables

  • Age
  • Education
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Sex
  • Socioeconomic Status

Sample Categories

  • Elderly
  • College Graduate
  • Caucasian
  • Male
  • Middle SES

Searching Databases

Use Databases, to find citations/references to articles. Sometimes the pdf or full-text will be available. Usually there will be an abstract (summary of the article). 

When you get your results in a database search look for the LibKey link to direct you to the electronic version of the article or the Library Catalog.

Using LibKey

You will now see the LibKey icon showing up where you used to see the Article Locator icon

In EBSCOhost databases.  You will be linked to the full text if available – if not you will be given the opportunity of submitting an ILL:

LibKey in Ebsco