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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.

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The box below will walk you through how to use one of Milner's legal databases, HeinOnline. General search techniques shown in these videos and walkthroughs should help no matter what database you use, but this content is meant to highlight this one particular database to find legal journals. If you need more assistance, please contact me using the information in my profile or reach out to Milner's reference desk.

Navigating HeinOnline

Choose the Law Journal Library link under Browse Connections by Name

HeinOnline main search page

Two different options to access journal articles

  • Full Text:  search by keyword(s) - sample search for articles on hate speech at universities
    • Advanced Search - allows for searching up to three fields (e.g. author/creator), as well as limiting by subject, law journal, date, etc.
    • Search Help - assistance with search syntax

example keyword search

  • Citation:  search by law journal citation - sample search is for the article in 67th volume of Law Library Journal that begins on page 276 (67 Law Libr. J. 276)
    • Citation Navigator - offers different format for searching by citation
    • Citation Format Guide - allows one to browse by citation abbreviations by title name or citation

example citation search