Criminal Justice Subject Resources

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  • Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping. The BEST place to start!
  • ProQuest Central: Our largest comprehensive database, with many journals in full-text, now in a new improved interface.
    • Guided subject searching for better results, just click the picture for Social Sciences!
    • Or, search the entire interface, including ebooks
    • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "juvenile and justice" will return results with both terms, "juvenile or adolescent" will look for both terms. "Juvenile not drugs" will get rid of anything about drugs.
    • Clickable boxes for peer-reviewed and full-text content
    • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.
    • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text
  • Academic Search Elite: A large multi-disciplinary database with some education coverage.
    • Many journals in full-text, now in a new improved interface.
    • Guided subject searching and easy clickable buttons for narrowing or widening your search
  • Lexis/Nexis: Academic Universe includes business, legal and medical journals as well as major newspapers from around the world.
    • All content is full-text, but may not be scholarly!
    • Contains legal information searchable by topic, court, year, or case
  • Forensic Science: An electronic reference work from Salem Press devoted to criminal justice and forensic science.  Full-text and scholarly.
  • Use the Quest and Mobius catalogs
    • Quest catalog includes CMU, Mo Valley, UCM and State Fair
    • Items from Quest usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.
    • MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks.
    • Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.


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