CRLS 3050: Article Search

Methods of Criminological Research
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Keywords for empirical

Empirical studies use data from observations or experiments.  Usually found in scholarly and/or peer-reviewed journals

 

survey    data     attitude*    opinion*    "research study"    empiric*

experiment*    analys*    quantitative    subjects   statistic*

 

 

 

Getting the Articles

Two common ways to find out if the Libraries have access to the articles you need:

1) You are searching in an article database, but it doesn't have the full-text:

Click on Findit@MU button in the article citation. Another window / tab opens with two possible options:

  • Links indicating Find it @MU may have located one or more sources for fulltext of the article. Click on the links and follow the trail to the article. 
  • Links to search MARQCAT by the journal title or its ISSN number. The journal may be available in print or electronically through a source not searchable by Find it @MU.

2) You already have a specific citation and aren't currently searching in a database:

  • Search for the journal title in MARQCAT, the library catalog;
  • Do not search the title or author of the article, MARQCAT doesn't contain article level information.. 

The MARQCAT record will indicate what years we have in print and/or online, providing call number locations for the print and links to the e-journal.  Once at the e-journal, navigate to the volume, issue and page that you need.

Didn't find the journal using Find it @MU or MARQCAT?  Request the article through Interlibrary Loan. This can be done directly from the link at the bottom of the Find it @MU window or tab.