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Library Resources for CJ216

Keyword Searching Help

Need help developing and combining the right search terms? Click on the link below to take the brief interactive tutorial in order to get a better understanding of Basic and Advanced search features in the Library. 

Notable Journals

Research Strategies

In this assignment, you must examine the importance of information technology and its application to crime analysis. The Library has lots of reliable resources, including reference books and journals, which will help you explore this topic.

Studies continually demonstrate a correlation between improved grades and library usage, so be sure to use the suggested research strategies provided on this page. 

Starting Out

Gale eBooks is a great database to begin your research. This database consists of reliable reference encyclopedias and handbooks, giving you an overview of the topic.

A suggested search phrase to try

technology "crime analysis"

Be sure to use the quotation marks as shown above; they tell the database to search the words together as a phrase.

Finding Journal Articles and other Publications

To search for reputable journal articles, search ProQuest Criminal Justice, a subset of ProQuest Central that focuses just on the law enforcement-related journals provided by ProQuest. This helps focus your research and cuts out publication types unlikely to have good info on this topic like newspapers.

Need more?

You can also try expanding your search by using the search box on the Find page of this research guide. This box, powered by EBSCO Discovery Service, will expand the resources beyond just ProQuest Criminal Justice and include everything EBSCO and our other databases has to offer.  

For example, in the large search box, type the phrase "information technology" "crime analysis"​ and select SEARCH. Be sure to Include the quotation marks as shown above because they tell the database to look for the words together as a phrase:

Other searches to try include:

  • criminal justice information systems
  • "information technology" "criminal justice system"
  • "police technology" "law enforcement"