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Criminal Justice - General Resources: Start Your Research

Library 101

Click the button below to complete a tutorial on the basics of navigating ECU Libraries for research.

Library 101: Basic Research Skills

Graduate 101

Click the button below to learn advanced library skills.

Graduate 101: Advanced Research Skills

Chat with a Librarian

Choosing a topic

Reference resources are great for coming up with ideas for paper topics, definitions, and more.  Try browsing some of the resources listed below.  You may also want to try looking at the topics list on the National Criminal Justice Reference Service website (link below).  Try to find a topic that interests you - the more you are interested in a subject, the more you are likely to be engaged in the research process and the project itself. 


Reference Resources

Please note that reference books are located on the first floor of Joyner Library and they cannot be checked out. 

The Research Process

Generating Keywords

Click through this Powerpoint presentation in order to learn how to develop keywords to search a database.