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Criminal Justice (Ybor City): Articles in Databases

A general guide to criminal justice resources

About Library Databases

What Are Periodicals?

"Periodicals" are:  

Newspapers ... magazines ... trade publications ... scholarly journals

Content  from these publications are collected in online article databases.

HCC Libraries subscribes to more than 100 databases.

Some of the most helpful ones for your assignment are linked on this page.

Articles tend to:

...report on specific issues...they may be more current than books...and are good sources for materials about current issues and concerns

Keep in mind

  • Work from the general to the specific.
  • Stay organized to save time and frustration.
  • Keep track of what you find and where you found it.
  • Better to gather more sources than you'll actually end up citing.
  • Notice what's on the screen! Read it!  
    • Library search engines and databases include useful tools, such as:
      • Citation, email, saving, printing, translation, and more..
    • Library search engines and databases provide multiple ways to filter your results, such as:
      • By format, subject, date range of publication, peer-reviewed articles, and more.
  • Need help? Ask a librarian.