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Library Resources for CJ100

Assignment Search Strategy

For this assignment, you are asked to research three social issues contributing to the need of the Criminal Justice practitioner. (If you're not sure what qualifies as a social issue, ask your instructor for clarification!)  

For the purposes of these directions,  domestic violence is used as an example of a specific social issue. 
In the large search box on the Search page of this research guide...
  • Search the phrase: "domestic violence" criminal justice personnel
*Be sure to include the quotation marks around the phrase "domestic violence." The quotation marks tell the database to search the words as a single phrase instead of individual words. 
  • Click on the Search button

This search will retrieve many results. When browsing retrieved items, notice the subject tags in the item's abstract/summary. These can be helpful in developing new search terms and phrases.

A similar search phrase may be: "domestic violence" correctional  personnel 

Notice the phrase criminal justice personnel was changed to correctional personnel

Once you've chosen three social issues (with your instructor's help if needed), search these issues with the two suggested search phrases.