- Get acquainted with CRJ databases
- Learn about citation tools
- Learn about plagiarizing
Criminal Justice Databases
1. Library > complete list -> under "databases by subject" -> criminal justice and corrections -> 3 listed (Criminal Justice Collection, NCJRS, New York State UCR Juvenile Arrest/Criminal Activity Data)
2. Other databases that contain criminal justice journals:
Library -> complete list -> under "database quick picks"
- Academic Search Complete
- Science Direct
- Opposing Viewpoints – Click “Academic Journals” to limit search. Use keyword hints.
3. Statistical data:
- FBI Crime Statistics: http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/crimestats
- Bureau of Crime Statistics: http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/
- Opposing Viewpoints: click “statistics” to limit search
4. Citing your sources
The Library page provides 2 guides to read, print, or download
- APA style guide: http://sunybroome.info/library/guides/APA-style-guide
- MLA style guide: http://sunybroome.info/library/guides/mla-style-guide
There are also more comprehensive sources on the web:
- Citation Fox: http://library.albany.edu/usered/cite/index.html (an online machine to create citations. You fill in the blanks.)
- Purdue University: OWL, MLA guide: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
- Purdue University: OWL, APA guide: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
The OWL can answer just about any possible question on paper writing issues.
5. Don't plagiarize! Visit Purdue University's OWL (Online Writing Lab): http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/589/01 or
Duke University http://library.duke.edu/research/plagiarism/cite/index.html for explanations and how-to's.