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Kreitzberg Library for CGCS Students

Get Started with Criminal Justice Resources

This guide will help you learn how to search the databases and useful websites that will help you do research in the criminal justice field.

About Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text is an excellent source for peer-reviewed journals in the criminal justice field. It includes both abstracts and full-text articles. 

Conducting a Search

The screenshot examples below search for articles about preventing juvenile crime.

  • I put my keywords into different search boxes to make the search simpler.
  • Click the green Search button to start finding journal articles.

Put your keywords in the search boxes and click the Green search button to start looking for journal articles.

Reviewing Search Results

This search found 10,929 results for journal articles.

  • Check the box next to Scholarly (Peer-Reviewed) Journals from the options on the left to show just scholarly journal articles in your search results.
  • Results are sorted by relevance with the most relevant articles shown at the top of the list of results.
  • To read the article in full, click on either HTML Full Text or PDF Full Text (depending on what is available for that article).

This search found 10,929 journal articles. Results are sorted by relevance with the most relevant articles found at the top of the list.