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Criminal Justice & Sociology (Penn State Berks)

Welcome to the library guide for criminal justice and sociology students at Penn State Berks!


Welcome!  This virtual library for Criminal Justice at Penn State Berks offers scholarly articles, tutorials, research tips, and APA citation help.  Please choose from the blue tabs on the left to jumpstart your research.

Please feel free to drop by, call, or email the Criminal Justice Librarian (Brett Spencer) if you need any help!


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Research Modules:

Top Research Strategies

What is your favorite research strategy?
Brainstorming with professors and fellow students about my topic and keywords.: 3 votes (16.67%)
Searching for scholarly articles in Criminal Justice Abstracts.: 5 votes (27.78%)
Finding one good article, and scanning through its Works Cited page for more articles.: 2 votes (11.11%)
Asking librarians for help.: 0 votes (0%)
Browsing through LionSearch.: 6 votes (33.33%)
Finding an article in Google Scholar and clicking the "Cited By" feature: 1 votes (5.56%)
Searching for a specific CJ author's articles.: 1 votes (5.56%)
Total Votes: 18