Use these Library resources to help you write your Introduction to Criminal Justice research paper!
Instead of using Wikipedia or doing random Google searches, try some of these CJ-specific websites:
When using the library's research databases, many (such as Academic Search Complete) provide the option to place the document's citation information into the the style format of your choice when you go to print, save or email it. Remember to select the APA format (or which ever style your professor requires) and you can save yourself some time. For online resources that don't have this option and when citing from print resources, print and online APA Style manuals are available.
Not sure how to cite a resource? Ask A Librarian!
Citing your sources is one of the most important steps in doing research. RefWorks will allow you to store and organize your citations as well as easily create your bibliography/references (whether annotated or not) and final paper in the correct style.
You can use RefWorks to:
For LEGACY REFWORKS ONLY: Off-Campus users will need to entergroup code: RWFSC to get access. Choose the "Export to RefWorks" option in most databases.
Note: You must have popups enabled for RefWorks to work properly.
What is the difference between scholarly/academic/peer reviewed journal articles and magazines or trade journals??
Look for the following to identify an academic or peer reviewed journal article:
For more information, take a look at this site:
The U.S. government produces a wide variety of useful information published by federal departments and agencies:
Before you begin doing your research, it is important to know exactly what you are looking for. Narrowing down your topic will help search engines and article databases bring back the most relevant results. Mind Map Your Topic will help you learn more about your topic and narrow it down to something manageable.