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Students in Criminology and Justice Studies at UMass Lowell research emerging issues confronting the criminal justice system, including
✦ violence and victims
✦ justice-involved mental health populations
✦ police innovations
✦ data-driven practice
✦ national and international security.
This guide shows how to use the library to carry out research in the field of justice studies. The guide includes support content showing how to use the library's criminal justice databases to complete your research paper. From here, you can learn to:
✦ use the library to find a topic
✦ find books on your topic
✦ use Interlibrary Loan to get books titles not owned by UML
✦ find articles on your topic
✦ get full text access to those articles
✦ cite your sources
✦ find help.
Starting your research in Google can be useful; however, the results you get may be too broad for the needs of your topic. More importantly, you may find the perfect article but it is behind a paywall, when all the time that SAME article is available to you free if you start your search at the library homepage. Watch the video to discover why the library is different.
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