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CRJ 700: Proseminar in Criminal Justice (Nur): Library Guides

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UNLV Library Research Databases

Using Google Scholar

UNLV Newspaper Databases

Finding Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Think Tanks

Finding Government Information

One of the easiest ways to find government information is via Google: After you type in your keywords, then type:

This will narrow your search to only federal, state, and local government resources.

For example, you could try the following keyword searches:

  • "crime statistics"
  • homeless veterans

Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a division of the Library of Congress. They produce analytical, non-partisan reports on topics of interest to members of Congress. In 2018 they stood up a public website for dissemination of their more recent reports, and there are a number of free and subscription sites where you can find current and older CRS reports. You can also request copies from your Congressional Representative.


What is RefWorks?

RefWorks is a web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

  • Organize your research
  • Create a bibliography in a variety of citation styles, including APA, MLA and Chicago
  • Import references from many data sources
  • Create bibliographies in different document formats (Word, RTF, HTML, etc.)
  • Include citations while you write your paper

RefWorks Instructions


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