Pro-Tip: Each team evaluates ONE of the following sources:
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Before you get started, watch a quick video about Scholarly/Peer Review so you can find high quality, credible sources.
EX: Research Capital Punishment and Race
Use the Articles tab from the library's home page and click Full Text, and Peer Reviewed/Scholarly.
Add keywords and then click Full Text and Peer Reviewed. Click on an article that interests you. Search for a Subject Term which is hyperlinked and leads to other articles on the same topic. People can also be Subject Terms, such as George Stinney, a black 14 year old boy who was unjustly put to death in 1944.:
People: , Junius, 1929-1944
Foerster, Barrett J., and Michael Meltsner. Race, Rape, and Injustice : Documenting and Challenging Death Penalty Cases in the Civil Rights Era. Knoxville: Univ Tennessee Press, 2012. https://jwupvdz.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=501769&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
Steiker, Carol S., and Jordan M. Steiker. 2015. “The American Death Penalty and the (In)Visibility of Race.” University of Chicago Law Review 82 (1): 243–94. https://jwupvdz.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=102092227&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
Criminal Justice & Law Journals
Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal (Academic, Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alabama Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law Review (Academic, Peer Reviewed Journal)
Crime & Criminal Justice International (Academic, Peer Reviewed Journal)
J Journal: New Writings on Criminal Justice (Examines criminal justice through creative writing, short stories, poems, personal narratives by those involved including law enforcement professionals, lawyers, professors and prison inmates.)
Click the links to the articles for each topic below, and then look at the Subject Terms - these are hyperlinked to MORE articles on your topic and are a great way to further refine your research question. Notice that even a state, a country, or a person could be a Subject Term!
Confused about APA? Don't be! Simply open this Sample Paper in APA. Every step is laid out for you - simply follow along, and look for the "' or "Cite" button as you research in databases.
Did you know you can copy and paste citations if you use the library's databases?
1. Save time - look for the "Cite" Button or " " icon.
2. Scroll to the style you need (APA)
3. Copy and paste the full citation into your paper
Ta Da! You're done! Well, almost. Sometimes weird formatting issues happen, so always double check your work.
Need help with in-text citations or more complicated citations? Use the OWL! It's super easy, and totally simple. This is also a really good time to make an appointment with a writing tutor to make sure your paper is totally perfect and all your citations are good to go.