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CCJ 3024: Survey of Criminal Justice Systems: St. Petersburg campus

Getting to know your topic

Although much of the following information is not from peer reviewed journals, it can be an excellent source for finding background information on your topic.  Use this information to understand the issues, learn about the history of the topic, determine appropriate keywords, and identify leading authorities on the issue.  Once you have a good background, use that information to refine and update your search in the scholarly journal databases listed under the "Find Articles" tab. NOTE:  Much of the material in these databases is dated--be sure you look for more current information.

Reference Materials

Another useful way to get background information, identify and understand keywords, and locate leading researchers on the topic.  Use the "Find articles" tab above to locate more recent, scholarly sources.