Use the tabs on the left to navigate through the pages of this guide. If you need help, check out some tutorials or send me a question.
Before you start searching, you should know what you want to find. The type of information you want determines where you look:
The keywords you select will affect what you find. Plan where you want to search and what terms you will search for. The plan may change as you find results and learn from them.
A great place to start your research is often your course textbooks and Reserve readings. They provide background reading and often include a bibliography. Check to see what's already available for your course. The list of reference books under the "Books" tab may also offer helpful background reading and bibliographies.
We have a set of 3 online tutorials that will get you started with your research. You should read these tutorials before trying to do your research - it will save you time and frustration.
There are three basic tutorials you must read, in order to find your way around library research. If you haven't already seen them, take a few minutes now.
For more tutorials, see the Library Tutorials page.
Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice is published by Oxford University Press to provide commentary and analysis on a wide range of topics including current ACPO policy, police reform, political and legal developments, training and education, specialist operations, accountability and human rights. Here are some sample recent articles.
Here are some online resources to help you with your APA formatting.
Also, ProQuest databases and Scholars Portal offer the option to click on "Cite" for records you find to get an APA formatted citation you can paste into your References list.