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CRJ Getting Started in Criminal Justice Research: Find Articles

What is a scholarly article?

This 3 minute video from Vanderbilt University's Peabody Library defines scholarly journal and explains how to find scholarly, peer-reviewed articles.

This is a short video from the Lincoln Memorial University which explains the difference between Scholarly and Popular Sources.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)

Use library databases to find articles.

Password required Log in to library databases with the same username and password you use to access Lakeland email and Blackboard.

Directions  (EBSCO). (video 8:47) 

Where can I find this journal?

"I really need this article from Criminology and Public Policy.  Is it available in full-text in any library database?" (student request)

Full Text Finder, available on the Database Find Articles section of our web page is just what you need. Enter the name of the journal. If it's available, a list of databases with coverage will appear.  Click on the database title. You will be redirected to the database where you can locate the article.

Google Scholar

Follow these step-by-step directions for adjusting settings.

Linking Your School Library to Google Scholar

  1. Access the Google Scholar Settings by clicking on the hamburger in the upper left hand corner.
  2. Click Library links on the left-hand menu.
  3. Type Lakeland University in the search box.
  4. Select the checkboxes next to your Lakeland's name and click Save.
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