CRIM 220 Library Research Tips
Your task And Maybe… • Images of crime in the media • To do: develop and apply coding scheme to data source • Content analysis on topic of your choice • To do: develop research question, sampling method, coding • Ethnographic study on population of your choice • To do: identify group and context, choose process for data gathering and analyzing
Literature review • A literature review… • Summarizes related studies and tries to makes sense of the pattern of findings. It draws conclusions about what is known, what is not, and what should be. (adapted from SFU Library website)
Example literature review Denton, Erin (2009). International News Coverage of Human Trafficking Arrests and Prosecutions: a Content Analysis (Master’s Thesis). Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. Retrieved from http://troy.lib.sfu.ca/record=b5632368~S1a History Definitions Issues Gaps From Denton’s Literature Review (20 pgs) In 1904, the first modern response to the new slave trade, the International Agreement for the Suppression of the White Slave Traffic, was created (Friman & Reich, 2007). … … the current, relatively accepted definition of trafficking describes a wide range of activities (Bruckert & Parent, 2002; O’Connell, Davidson & Donelan in Laczko & Gramegna, 2003). The trafficking of humans is not one single activity…. While Andrees (2005) considers the use of media and secondary sources a cause for concern, others (e.g., Dottridge, 2002), see the use of media as a means to gain access to a field of study that is notoriously difficult to infiltrate…. Rather than separating the forced prostitution and sexual exploitation literature from human trafficking, much of the literature muddles the two together….
Where to find literature But don’t forget…. Scholarly articles: Criminal Justice Abstracts, PsycInfo, Sociological Abstracts Books: Library Catalogue Newspaper Articles: Canadian NewsStand, Canadian NewsStand Pacific, Factiva, Press Display (includes pictures), Harper’s Magazine, Business Source Complete, CBCA…
Background information What can we find out about football hooliganism? Encyclopedias and handbooks: Gale Virtual Reference Library, Oxford Reference Online, SAGE Reference
Question! • What’s the difference between…. • Library Search • Fast Search • Catalogue
Question! What’s the difference between a scholarly and a popular article? Why does it matter?
Question! Direct quotation: “When a significant violation of public trust has occurred, lying is a common corollary because the wrongdoing invites concealment” (Fleming & Zyglidopoulos, 2008, p. 838). Student A’s paper: If a serious violation of public trust occurs, lying is often the result because this action invites concealment (Fleming & Zyglidopoulos, 2008). Is this plagiarism?
Question! Direct quotation: “When a significant violation of public trust has occurred, lying is a common corollary because the wrongdoing invites concealment” (Fleming & Zyglidopoulos, 2008, p. 838). Student B’s paper: Organizations often feel compelled to lie about their actions when they are discovered to have taken advantage of the public (Fleming & Zyglidopoulos, 2008). Is this plagiarism?
Question! How can you get help from the library with your research? (6 ways)
Thank you! • Andrea Cameron • Liaison Librarian for Criminology • firstname.lastname@example.org