• The first juvenile court (Chicago 1899)
• The “Super Predator” myth
• Kent v. United States (1966)
• In re Gault (1967)
• New Jersey v. T.L.O. (1985)
• Roper v. Simmons (2005)
• Head to Google and then Google Scholar to
look for information and clues.
• Perfectly acceptable to use these resources at
the beginning NOT as the only resources used.
• Start plotting your research strategy.
• Look for words and phrases to further your
• What you find now may not be exactly what
you are looking for but may lead you there.
• Look for names dealing with the subject or
who wrote about the subject, authorities in
the field or those who write a lot about it!
• In additional to online resources, use
– Biographical sources
– BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS
ONU ID is Library Card
Off-campus access to all
will require typing in
First and Last Name and
all 11 digits of ONU ID.
• Academic Search Complete
• MasterFile Premier
• Criminal Justice Abstracts
• Subject specific databases
Primary v. Secondary Resources
• What is a primary source?
• The definition of a primary source varies
depending upon the academic discipline and the
context in which it is used.
• In the humanities, a primary source could be
defined as something that was created either
during the time period being studied or afterward
by individuals reflecting on their involvement in
the events of that time.
• See Research Guide for vetted resources
• Check with your professor to justify their
• If okay, be sure to cite them correctly
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
• Use when you need a book or article
that is not available online, not owned
by ONU or available via OhioLINK
• No charge/ limit on requests
• Most requests take 5-7 days to fill
• Use ILL form on library web pages.
• Ask at the Front Desk
• Phone the Reference Desk – 419-772-2185
(see library page for available hours)
• Contact by E-mail email@example.com
• Use Chat Help feature or the IM