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IWU OCLS Tutorials: Criminal Justice & Political Science Guide


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CRIMINAL JUSTICE & POLITICAL SCIENCE GUIDE

 


 

Welcome to the Criminal Justice & Political Science Guide!  

 

To navigate to the different sections use the tabs above. 

 

You can bookmark this page for quick access.

 

 

 

Books

 

Find Print Books in the Library Catalog

Find eBooks in the Library Catalog

eBook Databases

Reference Books

Available Books and Reference Books

 

Databases & Journals

 

OCLS Databases

Journals

Journal Titles Search

 

 

Websites

 

Criminal Justice Websites

Political Science Websites

 

APA Style & Grammar Help

 

Academic Writer

APA Style

Grammarly

 

OCLS & Research Help

 

Introduction to OCLS

Research Help

Find Print Books in the Library Catalog 

 

Find Print Books:

  • Use the Advanced Search to limit your search to only print books.
  • Type in your search terms using the search tips below. 
  • Under Location, choose Circulating Collection to locate books you can check out.
  • Click Submit
  • Click on the book title to open its record and click Request Item to request the book be mailed to you. If the book is a Reference book and can only be used in the library, contact OCLS and request sections of the book to be scanned and emailed to you. 

 

Search Tips:

  • Use quotes ("criminal justice") to find a specific phrase.
  • Use an asterisk (crim* - crime, criminal, etc.) (prison* - prisoner, prisons, etc.) to find different work endings
  • Use similar terms, separated by OR (crime OR prison) to locate sources with BOTH terms. 

 

Screen shot of a search with the tips listed above

 

 

 

Type your search in the box below! The catalog search will pop up in a new window.

Or click Advanced Search to bring up the catalog Advance Search in a new window. 

Search the Library Catalog for Books, Ebooks or Media
 
   
Go to:    Advanced Search   |   Mobile Catalog

 

 

 

 

 

Find eBooks in the Library Catalog

 

Find eBooks: 

  • Use the Advanced Search to limit your search to only eBooks. 
  • Type in your search terms.
  • Under Location, choose Electronic Books to locate all IWU eBook collections. 
  • Click Submit

 

Screen shot of search directions above to find eBooks.

 

 

 

Click Advanced Search to bring up the catalog Advance Search in a new window. 

Or type your search in the box below! The catalog search will pop up in a new window.

 

 

Search the Library Catalog for Books, Ebooks or Media
   
Go to:    Advanced Search   |   Mobile Catalog

 

 

 

 

 

eBook Databases

 

 

 

Reference Books

 

You may ask, "Why would I use an encyclopedia or reference book for my research?".

Start your research by scanning a reference book to generate ideas about how to narrow or search for your topic.

You'll find keywords and related topics for your search strategy. You might even create an initial outline.

Reference articles usually offer additional resources in a bibliography you can use to track down more information!

 

 

 

 

Available Books and Reference Books

 

Criminal Justice

 

 

 

 

Political Science

 

DATABASES & JOURNALS

 


OCLS Databases

Journals

Journal Titles Search

 

 


 

OCLS Databases

Each database below indexes unique journals related to criminal justice and political science and provides either abstracts or full text articles. If the full text option is missing, look for Check Online Availability or Check Full Text Finder for Full Text to see whether it is available in another database or in print at the library. 

 

For a complete list of criminal justice and political science databases that are available through OCLS, visit OCLS Criminal Justice databases and OCLS Political Science databases 

 

 

 

Journals

 

Below are links to suggested journals available through OCLS and links to additional revelent journal titles. 

 

Criminal Justice

 

Political Science

 

 

Journal Titles Search

 

Are you looking for a specific article? If you know the journal or magazine the article is in, you can use the Journal Titles Search to see if OCLS has access to the journal or magazine. 

 

The Journal Titles Search can be found on the OCLS homepage under Key Links

 

 

Type your search in the box below! The Journal Titles Search will pop up in a new window.

 

Journal Titles

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Websites

 

The following is a brief list of suggested Criminal Justice Websites.

These sites are recommended but are outside of IWU's control and maintenance.

 

Groups & Associations 

 

Resources

 

 

 

Political Science Websites

 

 

The following is a brief list of suggested Political Science Websites.

These sites are recommended but are outside of IWU's control and maintenance.

 

Groups & Associations 

 

Christianity 

 

Articles 

 

Barometers

 

Data and Tools

 

Magazines & News

 

General Political Science Links with an American & International Focus

 

APA STYLE & GRAMMAR HELP

 


Academic Writer

APA Style

Grammarly

 

 


 

Academic Writer 

 

Academic Writer is the official APA writing platform. You can concentrate on writing the content of your paper and Academic Writer automatically formats your papers in APA Style format. 

Visit the Academic Writer Guide for on-demand tutorials to help you sign up and get started! 

 

 

 

 

APA Style

 

Most IWU N&G programs require you to use APA Style 7th Edition. 

Visit the APA Style Guide for the APA 7th Edition Paper Template and the OCLS APA 7e Guide! 

 

 

 

Grammarly 

 

Grammarly with Premium features is available to IWU students for free. There are specific steps to sign up or you will be charged a fee.

Visit the Grammarly Guide to learn how to sign up and how to use Grammarly to check your papers for grammar and spelling errors. 

 

 

 

OCLS & RESEARCH HELP

 


 

To learn more about how to research and get research help from OCLS, visit the Introduction to Research Guide.  

 

 

 


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