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CRM 402: Criminology Capstone: Find Articles

Find Articles

To complete your research, you will need to consult periodicals as well as books. The databases listed below can help you identify journal articles and other publications on your topic.

If you have no idea which discipline is the best match, you want multidisciplinary sources, or you're just not finding anything in a single database, try OneSearch.

Suggested Databases

Database search tips

Remember that the database is matching, not thinking.  Let's say you're interested in the relationship between poverty and domestic violence.  

First, there are multiple ways of referring to many offenses.  Brainstorm alternate terms for the crime you have in mind, and join them with "or" so you don't miss anything.  Example: domestic violence OR intimate partner violence OR domestic abuse OR ...

InterLibrary Loan

If USM doesn't have a book or article you're interested in using for your research you can also try requesting it through InterLibrary Loan.

We use a system called ILLiad. The first time you use it you'll need to set up an account.

For a link to ILLiad and explanations of how to use it follow the link to this guide:

Electronic Journal Search Tool

Find journals by title or ISSN