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Serial Crime: GETTING STARTED

Criminal Justice Research Tutorial
Instructor: Prof. Szejner
Program in Criminal Justice

Planning your Search

What are you writing about? what areas does your research cover?

Which words would best capture your topic?

Here is an example about how you may want to plan your search.

Research @ RUL

Background Information

Don't know where to start?      

Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. -- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

For an introduction to concepts and ideas for research topics, the following electronic reference sources can be useful.

Discovery Guides

Guide to background information, key citations, web sites, scholarship, terminology, and conferences.

CQ Researcher Online   

Full-text weekly topical reports.Focuses on topics considered newsworthy or issues of broad interest to the general public.  This is a good source for overviews of current topics.

 Gale Virtual Reference Library   

Includes topical overviews; essays; book chapters; primary documents; specialized encyclopedia articles, and other sources.  This is a good source for background information, overviews, references, terms, and ideas for topics.

Sage eReference Encyclopedias  

Includes specialized encyclopedia articles written by experts in the respective topical areas. This is a good source for background information, overviews, references, terms, and ideas for topics.

About Me

Triveni Kuchi
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Liaison to Sociology, South Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies
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