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Assignment | Criminology Final Project (Johnson): Research

CRIJ 1307 | Prof. Jermaine Johnson (Fall 2021)

Library Resources


Some of the databases are multi-disciplinary, which means you don't have to worry so much about how sociological versus legal versus historic your information need is.


When choosing a database, think about what information you're really trying to find and what subject area that fits into. Some of the more specialized databases that may be useful to include:

Even More Databases:

Consider which disciplines apply to your specific topic when choosing your databases.

DatabasesResearch Databases (Main Page)

Databases (A-Z List)

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Accessing the Databases

Access online library materials through the library databases!

To access the databases locked icon (same icon that displays by the LSC-limited access resources) from off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your 14-digit library barcode.

Don't have one yet? Request a barcode number online.

Database Tips

Full Text: not seeing where to read an article? Check your filters for a full-text limiter.
Advanced search: AND = less results, more specific. Example: stress AND college students AND finals
Advanced search: NOT = less results, but not as few as AND. Example, school NOT public.
Advanced Search: OR = more results. Example: college OR university.

In its most basic sense, a database (marked on these guides by the padlock icon Padlock icon - LSC library barcode code needed for access) is just a selection of information designed for you to search and retrieve stuff from it.

Amazon is a database you're probably familiar with: it's limited (only contains things you can buy through them) and retrievable (you can search and filter your results to find what you're looking for).

The library databases contain reputable, reliable sources of information to support researchers like you! This means everything from digital encyclopedias, e-books, scholarly journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, streaming videos, statistics, and more.