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Welcome to the CRIM 150 course guide for Heidi Currie's class. This page provides quick access to important resources. Use the tabs at the top of the page to find more information on finding and using sources.
A multidisciplinary database that provides access to scholarly journals, full-text periodicals, reports, videos, and more. One of the most comprehensive or all-inclusive databases, containing the broadest range of subjects.
Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Database provides access to Canadian academic journals, newspapers, magazines and reports on topics ranging from business, current events, public policy, health, culture, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
The words scholarly and academic are often used interchangeably. Academic sources:
Are written by academics who are considered experts on a topic
Intended for other experts to read
Based on original research
Provide citations for all sources used
Are usually peer-reviewed by other experts on the topic before being published
To learn more, check out the Find Articles page on this tutorial.
Look for these clues:
References provided at the end of chapters or the end of the book
References used are academic sources. Look to see that journals and books are cited rather than popular websites and magazines.
Uses language that is specific to the discipline. Does it appear that the authors intended their work to be read by other experts? If so, it may be an academic source.
Expert author with credentials provided. Check the back of the book for information about the author.
Published by a University press or professional organization