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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 ProQuest Criminal Justice

The ProQuest Criminal Justice database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text. Topics covered include criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

Conducting a Search

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

  • I put my keywords into different search boxes to make the search simple.
  • I checked the box next to Peer reviewed to show only scholarly journal articles in my search results.
  • Click the Search button once you're done putting in your keywords.

Conducting a search for full text articles on juvenile crime prevent in ProQuest Criminal Justice

 

Reviewing Search Results

This search found 12,399 results for journal articles.

  • Results are sorted by relevance with the most relevant articles appearing at the top of the list.
  • You can select Scholarly Journals under Source Type to show only journal articles from scholarly journals in your search results.
  • To access any of the articles you've found, click on either the Full text (for HTML) or Full text - PDF link (one or the other, or both may be available).
  • If the full text is not available, click on the Check for Full Text button. This will allow you to search in other databases or request it through Interlibrary Loan. 

Reviewing results from example search in ProQuest Criminal Justice database