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Criminal Justice Sciences

This guide is meant to point researchers in the direction of commonly-used criminal justice resources available at Illinois State University. There are also descriptions of general search strategies to use those resources.

What's in This Section

This section will help you find different types of resources relating to topics in Criminal Justice. Each page includes resource lists and/or a discussion of how to access certain types of materials.

  • Use Criminal Justice Abstracts: This page walks you through some search strategies in a commonly-used criminal justice database, Criminal Justice Abstracts.
  • Use NCJRS: This page walks you through some search strategies for utilizing the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
  • Use Nexis Uni: This page explains how to find legal journals and news articles using Milner's Nexis Uni database.
  • Use HeinOnline: This page explains how to find legal journal articles using HeinOnline
  • Navigate Westlaw: This page explains how to find legal information using Westlaw
  • Evaluate Articles: This page lists suggestions for evaluating a resource in order to determine relevance and credibility.

If you have questions about anything in this section, or need more assistance finding what you need, please don't hesitate to reach out. You can find my contact information on the right side of the page.

Searching Intro

The video below goes over the basics of searching and accessing resources from Milner Library. If you have questions about navigating the catalog, searching through databases, and requesting items through I-share, watch this video.

Data and Social Sciences Librarian

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