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Law and Justice Studies

A selection of resources to help you get started with research in the field of Criminal Justice.

Library Databases

WESTLAW and citing secondary sources

To export a citation  in WESTLAW to a citation style manual such as REFWorks,, APA Central, EndNote, etc., please use the following steps.  I select "Secondary sources" under the View option.  I open the Search within the results, I type in my topic enclosing the terms in quotations " juvenile."  I read an article, I check the box next to the number of the article.  At the top of the page we see the term Set Default, I select the icon with the arrow pointing down, the term Deliver Menu" appears, select Download, under Format select PDF.  Select Download, now your article has pages.  

Using Google Scholar for Law Cases

When you are on the Google Scholar homepage select the CASE LAW button.  You are then given choices of what type of  type of  court you wish to search, Federal Court, New Jersey Court and the last select courts.  If you have the court citation you can type that into the search box or the names involved in the case.

You can add RefWorks to any Google Scholar search by selecting the 3 lines command, then select Settings, then select Bibliography Manager, show links to import citations into---then select RefWorks.

Landmark Supreme Court Cases