Criminal Justice 3110 
 Questions for You 
 LibGuides 
 Searching Tips 
 Suggested Resources
Your Library 
 Have you been to the University Library? 
 Have you had Library Instruction before? 
 Have you used the ...
LibGuides 
Make Your Research Efficient 
http://clayton.libguides.com/ 
Criminal Justice 
http://clayton.libguides.com/cri...
Browse by subject category 
Librarian
Searching Tips 
Methods to narrow your search and limit your 
results
Brainstorm Words and Concepts 
 Start with your topic 
 Write down everything that comes to mind 
 Use a thesaurus to f...
Search terms 
Concept 1 
AND 
Concept 2 
AND 
Concept 3 
Main idea Related idea Subtopic 
OR OR OR 
Synonym Synonym Synony...
Boolean Operators 
 AND = narrow 
 OR = expand 
 NOT = exclude 
AND is automatically 
used by Google and 
other search ...
Searching Tips 
 Words or topics to AND to your search 
 “justice system” 
 “law enforcement” 
 legal 
 crim* 
 trun...
Search Strategy 
Concept 1 
AND 
Concept 2 
AND 
Concept 3 
race “justice system” United States 
OR OR OR 
minorities poli...
Suggested Resources 
 CQ Researcher plus Archive 
 LexisNexis 
 Criminal Justice 
 Race Relations Abstracts 
 Sociolo...
Off Campus Access 
Start at the 
Clayton State 
University 
Library’s web 
page!! 
You will use 
your SWAN 
credentials to...
CQ Researcher Plus Archive 
 Domestic or global topics 
 Each weekly publication focuses on a single topic 
pulled from ...
LexisNexis Academic 
 National and International news 
 Legal Information 
 Hot Topics Links 
 saved searches of the d...
LexisNexis results for “Ferguson, MO”
Criminal Justice 
 Comprehensive coverage 
 Images, graphs, illustrations, & more 
 Ability to simultaneously search su...
USE ILL!!
Race Relations Abstracts 
 Focused solely on race relations 
 In-depth, full text articles 
 Ethnic studies, discrimina...
Sociological Collection 
Includes 475 full-text titles 
Covers all areas of sociology 
Human behavior, relationships, 
...
Sociological Collection
Legal Collection 
 EBSCO search engine 
 Contains information on current issues, studies, 
thoughts, and trends of the l...
Other Resources 
FBI Crime Statistics 
http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s 
LibGuide for Statistical Res...
What next? 
Evaluate your sources 
http://clayton.libguides.com/research/evaluate 
Avoid plagiarism 
http://clayton.libgui...
Questions? 
Chris Stotelmyer 
Electronic Resources Librarian 
Liaison 
College of Health 
Department of Natural Sciences –...
CRJU 3110 FALL 2014 "Race & Crime"
CRJU 3110 FALL 2014 "Race & Crime"
CRJU 3110 FALL 2014 "Race & Crime"
CRJU 3110 FALL 2014 "Race & Crime"
CRJU 3110 FALL 2014 "Race & Crime"
CRJU 3110 FALL 2014 "Race & Crime"
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CRJU 3110 FALL 2014 "Race & Crime"

  1. 1. Criminal Justice 3110  Questions for You  LibGuides  Searching Tips  Suggested Resources
  2. 2. Your Library  Have you been to the University Library?  Have you had Library Instruction before?  Have you used the Library’s electronic resources?
  3. 3. LibGuides Make Your Research Efficient http://clayton.libguides.com/ Criminal Justice http://clayton.libguides.com/criminaljustice Joan Taylor – sociology, criminal justice, law http://clayton.libguides.com/JoanTaylor
  4. 4. Browse by subject category Librarian
  5. 5. Searching Tips Methods to narrow your search and limit your results
  6. 6. Brainstorm Words and Concepts  Start with your topic  Write down everything that comes to mind  Use a thesaurus to find alternatives  Organize your list  Now you can combine terms and start searching HINT: Many of our resources will have a built-in thesaurus of preferred terms.
  7. 7. Search terms Concept 1 AND Concept 2 AND Concept 3 Main idea Related idea Subtopic OR OR OR Synonym Synonym Synonym OR OR OR Synonym Synonym Synonym • Use quotation marks and parentheses to keep words together & in order • Connect different concepts with AND • Connect similar concepts with OR • Eliminate concepts with NOT
  8. 8. Boolean Operators  AND = narrow  OR = expand  NOT = exclude AND is automatically used by Google and other search engines to combine terms Sometimes a program will use a + or – to substitute for AND or NOT
  9. 9. Searching Tips  Words or topics to AND to your search  “justice system”  “law enforcement”  legal  crim*  truncation  finds crime, criminal, criminality  but probably not crimson or crimp (why?)
  10. 10. Search Strategy Concept 1 AND Concept 2 AND Concept 3 race “justice system” United States OR OR OR minorities police society OR OR OR “ethnic minorities” prison Georgia race AND “justice system” AND United States (race OR minorities) AND (“justice system” OR law) AND society (race OR minorities OR “ethnic minorities”) AND (police OR prison) AND Georgia
  11. 11. Suggested Resources  CQ Researcher plus Archive  LexisNexis  Criminal Justice  Race Relations Abstracts  Sociological Collection  Legal Collection
  12. 12. Off Campus Access Start at the Clayton State University Library’s web page!! You will use your SWAN credentials to get access.
  13. 13. CQ Researcher Plus Archive  Domestic or global topics  Each weekly publication focuses on a single topic pulled from today’s headlines.  Recent Topics  School Discipline Wealth and Inequality  Youth Unemployment  Media Violence  Polarization in America
  14. 14. LexisNexis Academic  National and International news  Legal Information  Hot Topics Links  saved searches of the day’s headlines  Limit results:  Sources by category  Publication Name  Subject
  15. 15. LexisNexis results for “Ferguson, MO”
  16. 16. Criminal Justice  Comprehensive coverage  Images, graphs, illustrations, & more  Ability to simultaneously search subject specific databases
  17. 17. USE ILL!!
  18. 18. Race Relations Abstracts  Focused solely on race relations  In-depth, full text articles  Ethnic studies, discrimination, ideology  Covers social, political, and economic aspects of relations between ethnic and racial groups
  19. 19. Sociological Collection Includes 475 full-text titles Covers all areas of sociology Human behavior, relationships, communities  Racial and ethnic relationships; crime and punishment
  20. 20. Sociological Collection
  21. 21. Legal Collection  EBSCO search engine  Contains information on current issues, studies, thoughts, and trends of the legal world  Offers full text for more than 250 law journals  Topics include criminal justice, crime, ethics, and racial/ethnic discrimination  eBooks
  22. 22. Other Resources FBI Crime Statistics http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s LibGuide for Statistical Resources – Crime & Justice http://clayton.libguides.com/statisticalresources Books (Print and eBooks) http://gilfinduc.usg.edu/vufind/Search/Results?lookfor=%2 2%20Crime%20and%20race%22&type=Subject
  23. 23. What next? Evaluate your sources http://clayton.libguides.com/research/evaluate Avoid plagiarism http://clayton.libguides.com/research/plagiarism Cite your sources http://clayton.libguides.com/research/cite
  24. 24. Questions? Chris Stotelmyer Electronic Resources Librarian Liaison College of Health Department of Natural Sciences – Physical Science Contact 678-466-4347 cstotelmyer@clayton.edu Joan Taylor Head of Reference & Instructional Services Liaison Department of Social Sciences Department of Psychology Contact 678-466-4340 joantaylor@clayton.edu

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