Q. I need to find info about the perception of police by the media and public.
The Rasmussen College Online Library contains databases containing full-text articles from newspapers, journals, as well a ebooks that can be searched using keywords and is a wonderful place to start research on this topic.
Make a list of keywords prior to conducting your search. Terms to consider may include:
police "police officer" "law enforcement"
"public perception" perception media television radio "social media"
Use the "AND" connector to retrieve resources that contain two or more ideas or concepts in the same article. For example, this search:
Police AND perception
will retrieve articles that contain both the word "police" and the word "perception" in the SAME article.
Databases to consider for this topic include:
- Points of View Reference Center
- Justice Studies via ProQuest
- Academic Search Complete
- Associates Programs Source Plus
- Discovery All-in-One Search