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CRM 220: Westlaw and APA: Step 1

How to write a 1000-word research paper on various topics or cases regarding criminal activity. How to cite criminal court cases, in-sentence properly, and in their reference page, where to find proper sources on the internet and of course, the journal a

Finding Resources

1) Find general information on your topic

Use an encyclopedia to find out general information, type of education needed, and trends in this field.

Try searching the Library Catalog for encyclopedia AND criminal

Do NOT use the encyclopedia as a source in your paper. It is just a place to get started

2) Once you know the case you want to research, search the Library Catalog that topic.

What problem do you see that needs a solution?

Civil vs Criminal - What is the difference??

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Finding Sources

  • CQ Researcher: Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.
  • ‚ÄčProquest: Business and academic multi-disciplinary databases that contain full-text, scholarly articles.
  • Statista: Online statistics portal offering an innovative and intuitive research tool for quantitative data. Great for graphs, charts, and other visuals.