ProQuest Criminal Justice
Library Guide Series
- ProQuest Criminal Justice is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts,
legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends.
This database covers U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes correctional and law enforcement trade publications,
crime reports, crime blogs, and other material relevant for researchers.
- ProQuest Criminal Justice
is available to current UTA faculty and students via this webaddresses:
A truncation symbol in ProQuest Criminal Justice
is an asterisk
(*), and when this symbol is put at the end of a word,
the database will be searched for all of
the possible endings--suffixes--for that word.
For example, the command CRIM* will search
for the words crime, criminal, criminalize, etc.
Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information
are AND and OR.
The AND is used to connect two different
concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous.
It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression
that contains an OR. Here is an example:
(JUVEN* OR DELINQ*) AND (POLICY OR POLICIES)
The first part of this statement will find material about the
juveniles, delinquents, and delinquency.
The second part will look
for the words "policy" or "policies".
then links the first set with the second.
This should be an effective
way to look for policies for youthful offenders.
Put "quotation marks" around key phrases for an exact match.
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