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CRJU 4935: Internship and Field Placement

Research Tips

In most cases, there may not be articles that address your issue or resolution directly. In those instances, articles that discuss the background issues, the genesis of the broader issue are what you should look for.


Topic: Improving public support or community relations with the Atlanta Police Department
Research Strategy: Since it is unlikely to find scholarly articles on the Atlanta Police Department, look for articles on community's relationship with the police in general. There may be newspaper articles in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. 
Keywords: community policing; community policing and attitude; police and community relations and atlanta
Database: Criminal Justice Abstracts
Results: Persistent link to search results


Topic: Help law firm get more clients by using social media to advertise.
Research Strategy: If there are not enough articles related to law firms and lawyers, look at the effectiveness of social media advertising or more broadly online advertising in general. Then apply how that may relate to law firms and attorneys. If the broad search leads to fifty plus results or so, narrow the search by checking the Subject for an entry for attorney, lawyer, or law firm.
Keywords: social media advertising; internet advertising; online advertising and law firm
Database: Legal Collection
Results: Persistent link to search results

Databases for General Criminal Justice Topics

If neither of these databases worked for your topic, consult the Criminal Justice database list or send me an email

Databases for Law/Legal Topics

If neither of these databases worked for your topic, consult the Criminal Justice Database list or send me an email.