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 Criminal Justice Guide

Library Resources on Criminal Justice

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This guide has been designed to assist you in finding resources for research in Criminal Justice and related fields. Feel free at any time to use our Ask Us Anything chat, email, or instant answers service for additional assistance, or contact Professor Chantana Charoenpanitkul, chchar@ship.edu.

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Sources for Basic and Background Information in Criminal Justice and Related Fields

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The search box will bring back encyclopedic articles providing in-depth background information.

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Criminal Justice - Specialized Resources

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This box simultaneously searches Criminal Justice Abstracts, SocINDEX and Academic Search Complete databases.

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Searching for Books on Criminal Justice

There are many different techniques to find books on a particular topic in Criminal justice. The following links provide access to the Shippensburg Library catalog, WorldCat, the Library of Congress, and several research collections that specialize in Criminal Justice.

eBooks

Shippensburg eBook Collections

Freely Available eBook Collections

Journals

Browse SU Criminal Justice Periodicals

The SU library subscribes to a wide range of Criminal Justice and related journals and magazines. The following links will help you to browse through lists of journals in from general studies to specific topics.

To search for articles in Criminal Justice and related journals, use the databases listed on the Article Tab and browse the subject headings in Social Sciences for 

Social Sciences --> Select Criminal Justice

Selected Academic Journals in Criminal Justice

Popular Magazines & Commentary Publications in Criminal Justice

Citing Sources

Staying Current

Staying Current in Library Databases

There are two main ways to use library databases to stay current with your areas of research interest: by saving searches and setting up alerts. Many databases will allow you to save a search that you have done and run it again in order to see if new material has been added to the database that matches your search terms. Most databases will allow you to set up an alert to notify you automatically, through either an email alert or RSS feed, when new material has met your search criteria. They will also let you set up alerts when new issues of specific journals have been added to the database.

EBSCO Databases will let you save or set up alerts for almost anything in the database. On a search result page or on the Publication page for a specific journal, simply click the Alert / Save / Share link and use the tools in the drop down box.

You can also use this drop down box to obtain a Persistent link to almost anything in the database as well. This is an excellent way to share a specific group of items from a database with other people.

JSTOR allows you to set up alerts, via email or RSS Feed. To do this in JSTOR, go to the main page for the specific journal, then use the links in the Journal Tracking box to set up your alerts.

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Help

Help with Criminal Justice Topics

Thanks for using the Research Guide for Criminal Justice. Please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us Anything box, for assistance using any of the resources described in this Guide. Chantana Charoenpanitkul, the reference librarian responsible for this subject area, will be glad to assist you any way he can. Please find his contact information in the Librarian Profile box.