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Varieties of Crime (50:202:323): Finding Articles

Fall 2019

Finding Articles

To find articles, you can use the following access points:

  • QuickSearch  (QuickSearch Help): Use one search bar to find journals, articles, books, periodicals, videos, and more. 
  • Indexes and Databases: Browse all of the libraries' indexes and databases by subject or alphabetically. Once you choose an index or database, search your topic.
  • Go directly to the suggested databases given to you by your librarian

CAUTION: Both Popular and Scholarly/Peer Reviewed Articles are available in all of these resources. Your assignment may require you to only use peer-reviewed articles. What is the difference?

Databases

More Suggested Databases

Google Scholar

Not everything on Google Scholar is peer-reviewed. It is not possible to filter only to peer-reviewed, so pay attention to your sources! Google Scholar also does not contain ALL the scholarship, especially the most recent articles that may be available in a library database.

Google Scholar automatically places AND between words:  zombie library  (This will conduct a search for zombie and library)

Exact Phrase Searching: Enter the phrase in quotation marks:  "zombie apolcalypse"

Search related words: ~library (This will conduct a search for library, libraries, librarian)

Search for alternative words: use OR (must be caps), with terms in parentheses: 

Search for alternate terms using OR, with the terms enclosed in parentheses: (zombie OR undead)

Settings:

1. Link to Bibliography Manager (RefWorks)

2. Library Links- Choose Rutgers in order to see what is available to you via Rutgers subscriptions.

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Getting to the Article

We subscribe to thousands of journals, but not to all of the journals you may find cited in our electronic databases. In certain databases, full text is available via PDF or HTML links. However, in many of our databases you will need to select the button.  This is a program overlaid on our databases that tries to match the citation to the RUL holdings.

  • Ideally, when you the select thebutton, you will see a link to full text.
    • If you do not see a link to full text, click on the “Search the library’s catalog by title (or ISSN) link” which will take you to the record in the Library Catalog for the journal title if available in the Rutgers libraries. The Library Catalog record will note the availability of the journal online in the Electronic access line.   The Library Catalog also indicates whether the library system owns the periodical in paper or in other formats.  
    • If Rutgers University Libraries has the article but not electronically, you can request a free, electronic copy (PDF) by clicking on the Article Delivery  button in the Library Catalog record.
    •  If Rutgers University Libraries does not have the article at all, you can request a copy through Interlibrary Loan.  Requested articles are delivered electronically as PDF files. . The turnaround time is generally 1-3 days.  Click on  Interlibray Loan and Article Delivery Services on the home page.

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