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SOC440 Research Project in Criminology, Law and Society

Scholarly/Academic Sources & Peer Review

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

Finding Journal Articles

Use the database 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.

Need help using boolean operators?  Check out the UTM Library's guide, Searching with Boolean Operators.

For help using Sociological Abstracts, check out our YouTube video.  The tips and tricks described in the video can be used in other databases.  For additional information on truncation (*), quotation marks (" "), and wildcards (?) in Sociological Abstracts, click here.

Google Scholar

Using Google Scholar?  Make sure you check that your articles are peer-reviewed. (See the "Is Your Article Peer-Reviewed?" box below for instructions.)

Are you using Google Scholar off campus?  Check out these instructions for connecting Google Scholar to the library's resources.

Is Your Article Peer-Reviewed?

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