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CRIMJ 408: Police Administration

Searching Tips

You are not limited to the resources named in this guide -- if you find relevant scholarly articles through other sources, you are welcome to explore them. 

The resources presented here are meant to give you an introduction to the University Libraries' holdings and guide you through the initial steps of searching. This is not an exhaustive list of the resources available.

If you are struggling to find sources, please contact a librarian. 

Library Databases


If you are beginning your research and are unsure of where to find information, you may want to start with LionSearch, available on the University Libraries homepage. A capture of the LionSearch box is displayed below.

Type in your keywords and LionSearch will help you find books and articles available through the Libraries on your topic. You can also use the resources you find as starting points for new keywords and journals for further research. 

LionSearch box on the libraries homepage

Google Scholar

Google Scholar search screen with the settings option on the top right marked in red

Google Scholar settings screen with the library links option highlighted in the left column.

Journals of Interest

You can access the journals below directly through these links. To access other journals, use the library website to browse or search the full list of journals by title from the main page. 

Is this journal peer reviewed?