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Criminal Justice: Find Articles

Where can I find articles for my criminal justice research?

The Discovery Search box on the library home page is a great place to begin your criminal justice research:

The databases listed below are also useful for researching criminal justice-related topics.

For a complete list of databases and their descriptions, click the Databases link located on the CSU Library homepage.

How to Research Criminal Justice Topics

What are peer-reviewed articles?

Peer-reviewed articles are written by subject experts and are reviewed by other experts in the field before publication in order to ensure the articles' quality.

See this guide for more information about identifying peer-reviewed articles and how to find them in the CSU Library.

What's the best way to search the library databases?

The best way to search the library databases is to try out different combinations of key words/short phrases.  Phrase searching is one technique you can use to refine your search.  To phrase search, place phrases inside quotation marks or parentheses.  This tells the database to search the phrase as a unit instead of a string of keywords.

Example:

"law enforcement"

(law enforcement)

Having trouble accessing library resources? Refer to the Tech Tips document or contact CSU HelpDesk Support at 877-399-1063 or via chat in your myCSU Student Portal.