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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Magazine, Journal and Newspaper Articles

Provide:

  • Up-to-date information
  • Focus on a naarrow aspect of topic
  • Opinion/point of view
  • Original/timely source material

 

What is a Scholarly Journal?

   

    Scholarly, Peer Reviewed and/or Refereed Journals generally have:

    Original research

    Rigorous acceptance process by scholars in the field

    Author’s credentials presented

    Abstract (summary)

    Footnotes at the bottom of the page or endnotes at the end of the article

    Bibliography or a list of references at the end of the article

 

 

Keyword Searching

Searching in a database is different than searching in Google.  Databases do NOT like sentences.  So when you are searching for articles in OneSearch or one of our databases, you want to write down as many keywords and phrases that best describe your topic. Once you have those keywords/phrases, try different combinations in order to construct a search strategy.  Use the word "and" when combining your keywords/phrases in one of our databases.  You do not need to link your keywords/phrases with "and" in OneSearch.

Start with keyword(s) and/or phrase(s) that are as specific as possible:

prisoner reentry and voting privileges

female offenders and pregnancy

If you are dissatisfied with too few search results, broaden your search by adding alternative keywords and phrases:

prisoner disenfranchisement or felony disenfranchisement

female prisoners and (motherhood or pregnancy)

Finding Articles in OneSearch

Use OneSearch to find journal, magazine and newspaper articles in John Jay's Lloyd Sealy library. The search box can be found on our library's homepage:

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To search for articles only, select Articles (see above) in the OneSearch search box on our homepage OR limit your results to articles (below) by clicking on Articles once you've performed your search: 

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If you're searching for peer-reviewed journal articles, select that option in the OneSearch search box from our homepage (see above) or limit your results (below) after you've performed your search:

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Click on the Full text available link in OneSearch to access the article in which you are interested. You will first be sent to the John Jay login page if you have not already logged in. Use your John Jay email ID and password to login.  If you do not know your John Jay email username/password or you are experiencing problems with your login, go to reset.jjay.cuny.edu to either set up or reset your John Jay email account.  Contact the DoIt Helpdesk at 212.237.8200 if you need further assistance.

Finding Articles in Databases for Magazines, Journals and Newspapers

Search these databases for magazine, journal and/or newspaper articles on different aspects of Criminal Justice:

Academic Search Complete 

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text 

Criminal Justice Periodical Index

History of Capital Punishment Database

Nexis Uni

Social Services Abstracts

SocINDEX with Full Text 

Sociological Abstracts (CSA) 

The Crime Report (from John Jay College's Center on Media, Crime and Justice)

Urban Studies Abstracts

 

To access these databases, click on Databases in the middle of our library's homepage. You may then access a particular database by clicking on Select from popular databases or choose by subject or title:

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Once you select a database, you will first be sent to the John Jay login page if you have not already logged in. Use your John Jay email ID and password to login.  If you do not know your John Jay email username/password or you are experiencing problems with your login, go to reset.jjay.cuny.edu to either set up or reset your John Jay email account.  Contact the DoIt Helpdesk at 212.237.8200 if you need further assistance.