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CJUS 4110: Advanced Applications in CJUS - Keenan

What are Databases and Why Do You Need Them?

Tiger Quick Tip

Keys to Successful Database Searching

  • Choose the right database or databases for your topic.(Below are links to suggested databases for criminal justice, psychology, and sociology.)
  • Use effective keywords or search terms in our search. 
  • Instead of spending a lot of time searching, spend the majority of time looking at the search results (articles) carefully. Read the abstracts, not just the titles. 

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Criminal Justice and Criminology Databases

Psychology Databases

Sociology Databases



Streaming Media

Frequently Used




Databases for Political Science Topics

Education Databases