Are you doing research in relation to criminal justice topics? If so, did you know that the Justice Center does all kinds of research studies and produces data that can be highly useful. See information about what is available on their website. Also, during 2015 the Justice Center celebrated 40 years 1975-2015.
Are you teaching a course? Do you need to incorporate library content into your courseware or website? We have just the resource for you. A library guide that provides information about how to incorporate articles, ebooks, streaming video, and other content into your course.
Last year we licensed access to the Legal and Government Information Database HeinOnline. This database has many legal journals aka periodicals, as well as historical government information. And while you’re working on your research, remember that you can Ask-a-Librarian for assistance if you need help.
If you have a project to get started for a class, there are several ways to start. You can ask for help at the reference desk. You can search in QuickSearch on the front page of the Library’s website. There are research guides by subject. Or you can go to the How To Guides under Help with Research.
Credo Reference can help…. Credo is a research database that provides access to background material: handbooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and also links to other research databases. Credo is even included in QuickSearch.
Credo covers every major subject, offering more than 650 highly-regarded titles from over 80 publishers
As easy to use as your favorite search site and fully citable in any research paper, Credo is the perfect place to get your research started.Whether you are just starting your project, looking to add some interesting images to your final draft or building a bibliography, Credo Reference has something for you.Credo Reference offers:* Tools to quickly map your paper topic
* Citable sources for your bibliography
* Answers to your research questions
* Thousands and thousands of images, charts, graphs, diagrams and more
Do you have an assignment that requires scholarly articles for a paper or a project? There are several ways to find those. On the Library’s website you can search within QuickSearch and choose the journal articles radio buttons, or you can use the links to the subjects or databases.
If you need assistance don’t hesitate to Ask-a-Librarian.
Do you need to find information about how to do a writing assignment such as creating an annotated bibliography, doing a literature review, writing a business plan, or writing a book review? If so there is a How to Guides section on the Library’s website. It’s under Research Help. The guide is called Writing Assignments.
Librarians at the Reference Desk can also help you with finding sources of information that you can use for these projects, such as research articles, citations, books, and literature review articles. Just Ask-A-Librarian either at the first floor reference desk (next to the pendulum) or online.
For help in writing the actual assignment, there is a Writing Center on campus in the Learning Resources Center, they have tutors who can help with writing assignments.
If you can’t make it to the Writing Center, there is an online service called Live Homework Help.
Refworks is a tool that helps you manage citations for your research and writing. It allows you to create bibliographies for your papers easily in the appropriate citation style for your assignment. If you need help using this tool, there are multiple ways to receive help: the reference desk librarians, the refworks support email, online tutorials and webinars. You can find links to all of this from the Refworks page on the library’s website.