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In this exercise students will learn to use that databases at Kean University and identify scholarly resources.

Students are to log into the Kean University Library using library.kean.edu, from there they will access databases and then use the subject specific database for Criminal Justice. Follow the search instructions below. From there students will find and download two articles one from EBSCOhost and one from ProQuest.

Write down the total number for search results. Find and download an article on Social Disorganization Theory from ProQuest. Using Chapter 1, provide the APA citation for this article. Explain why this is a scholarly resource.

You will submit your document with the following information.

  1. Identify the total number for search results for EBSCOhost.
  2. Provide an APA citation for this article.
  3. Explain why this is a scholarly resource.
  4. Identify the total number for search results for EBSCOhost.
  5. Provide and APA citation for this article.
  6. Explain why this a scholarly article.
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Course ID CJ3675

Unit 1 AS: Searching Instructions

EBSCOhost

To access the databases from library.kean.edu click on Articles & More, it will take you to a new screen where you will click LibGuides on the top left. From there, scroll down to Criminal Justice and click it, three selections will appear, click on Criminal Justice. Select Find Articles from the tabs along the top, and scroll down to “Recommended Databases for Criminal Justice” and you will first click on EBSCOhost. Log-in using your Kean credentials. On the next page, you want to select the box – Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) under search options. In the search box you will write Social Disorganization Theory.

Write down the total number for search results. Find and download an article on Social Disorganization Theory from EBSCOhost from Criminology. Using Chapter 1, provide the APA citation for this article. Explain why this is a scholarly resource.

ProQuest

To access the databases from library.kean.edu click on Articles & More, it will take you to a new screen where you will click LibGuides on the top left. From there, scroll down to Criminal Justice and click it, three selections will appear, click on Criminal Justice. Select Find Articles from the tabs along the top, and scroll down to “Recommended Databases for Criminal Justice” and you will first click on ProQuest. Log-in using your Kean credentials. On the next page you will write Social Disorganization Theory and put a check in the box underneath the search bar marked Peer reviewed.