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Research Guides

CRI427 - Organized Crime and Corruption

Welcome

Below is a select list of resources for students wishing to consult outside sources for their substantial papers.  Included are the library search engine, a selection of journal and newspaper databases, and tips for accessing dvds and online videos.

Summon/OneSearch

Use this search box to find books, journal articles, newspaper articles, etc., or access Summon from the main library homepage

Journal Databases

ProQuest and EBSCO

Unlike Summon, which is a unitary mega-database, ProQuest and EBSCO are both multi-file databases, which means you can search:

  • each database as a whole
  • a selection of files from each database
  • individual files

The most relevant files are listed under each resource:

ProQuest

For a list of individual files choose the Databases/Change databases link at the top of the screen and make your selections (see the following list for recommendations)

Recommended:

EBSCO

Make your selections from the list on the initial screen

Recommended:

Additional Databases

News and Current Events

Factiva
Sample Search:

  • Enter you keywords, e.g., organized crime in the search box
  • Access the Date drop down menu to specify a date range
  • Select the Source filter to limit your search to e.g., newspapers
  • Click e.g., Newspapers: All to add to search, or click the plus (+) sign and continue to drill down to select desired resources

Global Newsstream

Subfiles:

Media

Use the catalogue to access movies and television programs.

Example:

  • Perform a search on organized crime
  • On the results screen, select Videos & DVDs from the Format filter (left menu)
  • Most DVDs are available for loan at Media Commons, 3rd floor of Robarts
  • For online videos select Other under the Format filter or Online near the top of the menu
  • This search generated the following hitlist