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*Criminal Justice Subject Guide: Articles


The databases below specialize in journals, government documents, and other materials useful for research in Criminal Justice. You can also explore all of our databases through Databases A-Z on the library homepage. Still not finding what you need? Ask your librarian  for help!

CRJ Related Databases

Saving Links to Articles

When trying to share an article with someone or to access an article from a link, those links need to be of a certain kind, often called a permalink. A permalink will still work when shared outside of your search session and accessed from off-campus. It will begin with the proxy prefix:

If you have a link which isn't working, whoever shared the link with you might not have known about this, and may have simply copied the URL from the address bar at the top of the browser. These links will often not work as they expire after your session ends.

Most databases will put the permanent link for an article in one of their toolbox areas. It might be called:

permalink (EBSCO)

stable URL (JSTOR)

document URL (ProQuest, under abstract/details page)

bookmark URL (Gale)

persistent link

pervasive link

...or it may be located in a "share" or "save" section of the page, depending on the database.

For example, in EBSCO collections it is located on the right-hand side:

EBSCO Permalink

Newspaper Sources

General Article Databases

Finding and Assessing Sources PowerPoint

Skill Module: Database Search Strategies

undefined Skill Module: Database Search Strategies

This module includes a quick overview of boolean search logic, pro tips for database searching, and insight into time-saving database features. 

Review the boxes on each tab, then check your understanding by completing the quiz at the end.