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Criminology & Justice Studies

Resource guide for CJS Research


We've recently improved OneSearch! The following tutorial will show you how to navigate the library's resources including books and eBooks. Find books, articles, media, and more in OneSearch.

Find books, articles, media, and more! Start your search in OneSearch.

Finding Books beyond the University Library

What if the University Library doesn't own a book you need? You can request it through CSU+, a new resource sharing program with other CSU Libraries. The following tutorial will show you how to use this option:

**The CSU+ Resource Sharing program is temporarily on hold due to public health mandates for our campus. Please visit the library's COVID-19 webpage for updates on when this service will once again be available.**

Boolean Operators

Boolean Operators are used to connect two, or more, keywords together as a way to narrow or expand your search results.  

AND - narrows your topic; only results with the terms 'women' and 'media' found in the title, subject heading or description will be shown.

OR - expands your topic; useful when you want to add to your results; this terms works well when using synonyms as keywords.

NOT - removes results; if your keyword can be defined in multiple ways. For example, 'image' can mean pictures but it could also be related to body image or self-esteem.

Finding Articles

Here's a short list of databases that you can utilize in your research. More options are available on the Criminology & Justice Studies database page.

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