Search an article database to find citations (title, author, title of journal, date, page numbers) for articles on a particular topic. The Library gives you access to over 200 article databases covering different disciplines.
1. Think about which academic disciplines might write about your topic. Examples: literature, film, anthropology, history...
2. From the Library home page, select "Databases" and then click on "Browse All Databases." On the next screen, use the drop down menu for All Subjects to find your discipline.
Select the appropriate academic disciplines and then look for "Recommended" databases.
"black lives matter"
"criminal justice reform*"
criminalization of mental illness
"criminal justice" women
"prison industrial complex"
privatization of prison*
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