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ENGL B1A: Criminal Justice: Finding Articles

Although this guide was originally developed for Professor Wong's ENGL B1A class researching criminal justice, it also works well for any classes reading Incarceration Nations.

Using Library Databases

Databases are searchable collections of reliable, vetted resources, like magazines, academic journals, newspapers, and encyclopedias. We pay for access to these resources through subscriptions--like Netflix, but for articles!

  • Vetted= already evaluated or fact-checked

The databases listed below are the best databases for your class.

Recommended Databases for This Project

You can find links to individual databases on the Library homepage under the heading "A-Z Library Resources".

Databases 101 Video Series

Searching Databases

Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles



Combining Search Terms with Boolean Operators