You can use these searching tips for your other classes too.
You find articles or article citations in databases. These will have articles most useful to you in this class.
IMPORTANT: In most of the databases below you'll see this button: If you don't see a link to the full text of the article, click on the Find It button ! It will open a new window or tab in your browser and it will show you if we have the full text of the article through one of our other online databases or if we have the journal that your article is from in print.
If you need to get the print article, be sure to note what volume you need and double-check that we do actually have that exact volume. Write down ALL the information about the article, including the call number of the journal. If you don't know where to find the print, someone at the Information Desk will be happy to help you.
How would you find the full text for the following citation?
Tillyer, R., Engel, R. S. & Wooldredge, J. (2008). The intersection of racial profiling research and the law. Journal of Criminal Justice, 36, 138-153.
Do you need raw data to use in a statistical program like SPSS, SAS, or STATA? Try these sources:
Wright State subscribes to an online citation management tool called RefWorks. You can organize and manage your citation (this is particularly useful for your project or thesis!) and format your references section.
The library frequently offers workshops on how to use RefWorks. Here is a list of workshops for the current semester.