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CRJU489: Crime Victims & Victims' Rights

Exploring Your Topic

Spend several minutes exploring your topic using Google, Wikipedia, or the library reference databases linked below. To access the databases, use the “Connect to Resource” button and login with your UD credentials (just like email) if prompted.

Scan a few articles. 

  • List important or new vocabulary related to your topic.
  • List people or groups impacted by your topic.
  • What is something new or unexpected you discovered about your topic? 
  • What do you still want to find out? Make a list of questions (large or small) that you’d like to address through your research. 

Finding Sources

Search in DELCAT for books and articles on your topic

  • Use the CITE button to save the citation for sources you want to explore further.
  • Use the SHARE button to save a link to the catalog record so you can get back to it quickly.

Identify subject databases related to your topic.

  • Perform a search using different combinations of keywords you identified when exploring your topic. 
  • Note SUBJECT TERMS listed in articles of interest. Consider adding those into your search.
  • Use the CITE tool on the source page to save citations of sources you want to explore further.
  • Download the PDF of the articles you want to read. 

TIP: The easiest way to get back to articles you didn't download but have the citation for is to paste just the title into the DELCAT search box. You can then download the article or use the SHARE button to save a stable link to get back to it. 

Additional Tools