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Common Reading : Journals and Databases

Journals and Databases


Begin research on related topics for this year's Common Reading using "computer" in the Full Text Journal Listing's title search. The titles below are three examples.

Public Opinion, Crime and Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Ethics

Criminal Justice Matters


Journals, unfortunately, do not offer easy subject searching; databases do. Below are listed a few of the databases which may provide information for topics discussed or used in the Common Reading.

  Points of View Reference Center

 Academic Search Complete (for general articles on diverse topics)

  Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text

  SocIndex with Full Text (for the social issues and concerns associated with the issues of race, gender, economics, and the legal system)

 PsycINFO (for articles concerning human personality and behavior)


Other resources and databases can be found in the Electronic Resources research guide; the resources list also has a subject guide for easier research.


Subject Guide

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