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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 on this page?

The box below will walk you through how to use one of Milner's legal databases, Westlaw. 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 Westlaw

In the Browse box, click on Secondary Sources

Westlaw search box

On the Secondary Sources page, in the By Type section, click on the Law Reviews & Journals link

Image of Westlaw list of Secondary sources, highlighting Law Reviews and Journals

Optional:  On the Law Reviews & Journals page, one may choose by Level (e.g. National), By State or By Topic (e.g. Criminal Law) or simply type your search into the search box and it will search all types.

Law Reviews and Journals page, highlighting "by state"