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Crime & Delinquency: SOC2063: Finding Scholarly Articles

Directs students on locating a scholarly article for SOC2063.

EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost is the primary source for magazine, newspaper, and scholarly journal articles.

There are a variety of individual databases within EBSCOhost.  For this assignment, the following databases (in order by relevance) are recommended:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Sociological Collection
  • Masterfile Premier

These databases may be searched simultaneously.  See the box below for more information on searching EBSCOhost.

Searching in EBSCOhost

Not sure how to use EBSCOhost? Use the following tutorials to help you get you started.

Consider the following tutorials for additional tips and tricks on using EBSCOhost databases.

Tips for finding peer-reviewed articles in EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost offers access to articles from magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.  For this assignment, you'll want to focus on scholarly, peer-reviewed journals.

To narrow your results to only scholarly peer-reviewed journals, complete a search, and on the results page check the Peer Reviewed box (sometimes labeled "Scholarly.")

Peer Reviewed limiter

Caution: This will limit your results to peer-reviewed journals.  Some journals may publish non-peer reviewed items, such as letters to the editor, book reviews, or other items that haven't gone through the peer review process.  Refer to the What is a scholarly article? tab of this guide for help determining if your article is peer-reviewed.

Below is a list of peer reviewed journals in EBSCOhost that may be useful for this assignment.  You are not limited to these journals, but they are excellenct sources.

Title

Full-text in EbscoHost/Academic Search Premier?

Indexed in EbscoHost/Academic Search Premier  

    (no-full text)

Criminology

 

1992-present; available via Interlibrary Loan

Social Problems

 

2001 – present; available via Interlibrary Loan

Social Forces

1974-one year ago

 

Law and Society Review

 

1990 – present; available via Interlibrary Loan

Journal of Family Violence

1997 – one year ago

 

Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology

1993 – present

 

Journal of Drug Issues

 

1990 – present; available via Interlibrary Loan

Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice

 

2006 – present; available via Interlibrary Loan

Journal of Interpersonal Violence

 

1994 – present; available via Interlibrary Loan

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

 

1998- present; available via Interlibrary Loan

Deviant Behavior

 

1999-present; available via Interlibrary Loan

Crime & Delinquency

 

 1975-present; ; available via Interlibrary Loan

Contemporary Justice Review

1999 – 18 months ago

 

American Sociological Review

2004 – present

(We also have print & microfiche copies of this 1982-2014)

 

 American Journal of Criminal Law

 

 1997-present