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A guide to Criminal Justice resources and library research.
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Welcome to the Salem State University Library

online research guide for Criminal Justice.

This guide was designed to assist you with your research assignments

and with finding quality sources related to criminal justice topics.


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The Research Process

Getting Started

 Find a topic

Gather background info

Narrow topic

Develop a strategy

Brainstorm keywords

Try combining keywords

Gathering Information

Find Articles and/or Books

Find other reliable sources of info appropriate to the requirements of your assignment

Final Product

 Evaluate Information

Write Your Paper

Cite Your Sources


The Crime Report

From the Center on Media, Crime, and Justice at John Jay College of Law, this daily news service features investigative reporting and commentary on a wide array of topics 

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Social Science Librarian
Salem State University Library
Salem, MA 01970
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Phone Numbers:

Archives: 978-542-6781

Circulation & Reserves: 978-542-6368

Interlibrary Loan: 978-542-6501   Fax: 978-542-6596

Information Desk:  978-542-6766

Book Return Locations:

Library Circulation Desk         

North Campus, book drop outside library's quad entrance & College Drive entrance

Central Campus, book drop outside Bertolon lot entrance

South Campus, book drop outside Harrington Building


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