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Answered By: Sara Stambaugh, Digital Services Librarian
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2016     Views: 72

The Rasmussen College Online Library provides access to several library databases containing full-text articles from academic journals, trade publications as well as ebooks.  These databases can be sorted by subject.  Click here to link to the best databases for Justice Studies.

Best results are achieved when searching using keywords.  Consult the Database Help page of the School of Justice Studies Guide to view video demonstrations of database searches as well as access links to the best databases for this program.

Consider creating a search menu before beginning a database search.  A search menu is a listing of keywords that can be included in a search.  Examples for the first concept or idea might be:

  • "juvenile crime"
  • "juvenile delinquency"
  • teens and crime
  • "juvenile justice"

Terms defining the second concept could be:

  • society
  • community
  • national

These concepts can be linked together with the Boolean "And" connector so that articles retrieved in a search include both concepts or ideas in the same article.