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SOC421 Senior Seminar in Criminology: The Politics of Drugs, Security and Violence in Latin America

Finding Articles Using a Database

Check out our YouTube video for an explanation of peer review and scholarly/academic sources.

Use Criminal Justice Abstracts or Sociological Abstracts (links below) to find scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles for your assignments.

Need help developing keywords?  Check out  the University of Houston Libraries' YouTube video and our Keyword Worksheet.

For help searching Sociological Abstracts and other ProQuest products, check out our YouTube video.  The tips and tricks described in the video can be used in other databases.  Click here for additional information on boolean operators (AND/OR/NOT), truncation (*), quotation marks (" "), and wildcard (?) searching.

Peer Review

Not sure if your article is peer-reviewed? Check out our print guide or video below for instructions on how to search Ulrich's Periodical.

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