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Criminal Justice: Articles

Where to Find Journal Articles

Use these multi-disciplinary databases to find journal, newspaper, and magazine articles.

Academic Search Complete
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
ProQuest Research Library

Use these databases to find psychology-focused journal, newspaper, and magazine articles.

ProQuest Psychology Journals
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Database Search Tips

  • When searching for names or multi-word phrases, use quotes around the terms. This tells the database you want to find articles with those two words together as a phrase.
    • For example: "criminal justice"
  • Use "AND" to search for two or more concepts together.
    • For example: "criminal justice" AND California
  • Use "OR" to search for alternate or related terms.
    • For example: "social movements" OR "social change"

Peer-Reviewed vs. Popular

For your assignments, you may be asked to use "scholarly" or "peer-reviewed" articles.  These are articles written and reviewed by experts in their discipline. Most databases will have ways to filter or limit searches to these types of articles.

Other types of articles you may find in our databases include newspaper articles, magazine articles, and sometimes conference papers and dissertations.

For more information on article types, see our Scholarly vs. Popular Sources guide.

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