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CJU 442: Foundations of the Criminal Justice System

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Keywords and Search Terms

Searching in the library's resources depends on the keywords - or search terms - you use. Instead of searching for a whole question or sentence, break your topic into keywords. Mix and match different combinations of keywords to get different results when searching. Also, think of similar or related terms you can search for.

For example:

Research question: How do community policing techniques affect crime rates in urban areas?

Possible keyword combinations:

  • community policing AND crime
  • community policing AND urban
  • community-oriented policing AND cities AND crime
  • [name a specific community policing technique] AND crime

Mix and match different keywords to find different articles.

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