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CRJ 300 Research Methods in Criminal Justice and Criminology: Find Articles

Created for Mandy Schram's class.

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)

Articles for Your Literature Review

Use these library databases to locate articles for your literature review. Password required for access.  Use the same credentials you use to access Blackboard and your Lakeland email.  If available, use the limiter to restrict your search to scholarly articles. 

Directions (video 7:21)

Directions (video 6:47)

Directions (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

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