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CJ 315: Research Methods: Articles

This research guide contains selected print and online resources available through the Monmouth University Library, useful for locating information about criminal justice issues.

Best Databases for Criminal Justice

Use these databases to find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles for criminal justice topics.

HawkFind

  
Scholarly & Peer Reviewed   Beyond Library Collection
  
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Journal Locator

Already have a citation?

Use the Journal Locator to search for or within a journal or periodical.

Enter the title of the periodical, such as American Historical Review, College English, or the Wall Street Journal. The Locator will let you know if MU has access to the title.

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Other Databases

Looking for Articles

Use research databases to search for articles. Most databases allow you to limit to scholarly or peer reviewed articles. Some databases will return full text articles, and abstracts or summaries of articles.

Use the GET ARTICLE or LINK TO FULL TEXT link to see if an article is available in another database. If an article is unavailable through Monmouth University Library it may be requested through 
Interlibrary Loan

Subscription databases are available to Monmouth University students, faculty and staff. For remote log in, use your university username and password.

View the entire list of MU databases here:
A to Z List of Databases

Databases by Subject

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar searches the internet for scholarly articles and often provides an abstract. Use the Journal Locator to see if the Library has access to the full text. If Monmouth doesn't have access, use Interlibrary Loan to request an article.

Reference Resources

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Some keywords to consider:

  • law enforcement
  • criminal statistics
  • criminal sentences
  • violence
  • social conditions
  • legislation
  • juvenile delinquency
  • juvenile offenders
  • prisons
  • victims of crime
  • gangs