Women, Law and Crime

Course #: CC203-BR

Finding articles about women, law and crime

Too many search results?

  • If you get too many search results, use narrower search terms (e.g. “female prisoners” instead of “prisoners”).
  • Try adding more concepts to your search. Adding more terms that are linked by “AND” will decrease your number of search results (e.g. “female prisoners” AND “reintegration”)

Too few search results?

  • Think in terms of broader categories (“prisoners” rather than “female prisoners”)
  • Add alternate terms for each concept (“women” OR “females”). Adding more terms that are linked by “OR” will increase your number of search results
  • TIP: Look at the bibliographies of the most pertinent books and articles on your topic. One author can lead you to others in the field

Need assistance with writing?

Creating a bibliography

Need help with research?

  • Don’t hesitate to contact me (Pauline Dewan); I am here to help you. For additional information, see my contact page.
  • Email me at pdewan@wlu.ca
  • Call me at 519 756-8228 ext. 5529
  • Drop in for help or make an appointment. My office is in the Digital Library and Learning Commons, on the lower level of Grand River Hall, room 108B
  • Instant message a Laurier librarian for help by clicking on “Ask Us” (from the homepage of the Laurier Library)

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