Introduction | Accessing | Searching | Search
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Criminal Justice Periodicals
from Proquest offers Covers practical issues in crime prevention and deterrence,
juvenile delinquency, police issues, and courtroom procedures.
Around 200 U.S. and international journals are indexed.
CJPI also provides complete articles in full text, page image, or Text plus
format from 45 of the nearly 200 journals offered. The database coverage extends
from 1981 to present and it is updated weekly.
Introductory screen of Proquest-CJPI.
The default search in ProQuest is the Advanced Search mode. To choose one of
the other search modes, click on Basic Search, Topic Guide, or Publication Search.
To construct an Advanced Search in ProQuest
- type your search term(s) in the entry box(es)
- click on Search to obtain a list of records
Advance Search Screen in Proquest Criminal Justice Periodicals.
Search results will vary. If you get:
- No records matched your search, then check your spelling
or the fields you searched in.
- Too many, then go back and limit your search. Sometimes a
search needs to be modified with: additional search words, searching
only a specific field, adding date limitations, or type of materials.
- Too few, then go back and expand your search. Consider synonyms
for your search words or concepts. Try to use professional language
- Irrelevant results, then try new search terms. Consider synonyms
or related concepts. Identify and search using descriptors. Try a different
Managing Search Results
Databases typically allow you to manage your search results by utilizing the option below:
- printing your search results list and/or specific records
- saving your search results list and/or specific recordssome
databases may allow you to save your file for export into commercial bibliographic
citation manager software, such as EndNote or ProCite
Not all search management features are available in all databases.
The “mark” feature allows you to select records from within your search results. By marking
items, you can print or email multiple records at one time.
To mark a record
- in the Search Results list, click in the check
box to the left of a title
- in an Article Display, click in the check box labeled
Marking records in ProQuest.
To view your list of marked records
- click on the Marked list tab–near the top of the screen
Marked list in ProQuest.
You may then email, print or export the items you have selected. Full-text
will not be printed or exported for marked items–even if the full-text
is available. Full-text can be emailed. NOTE: If you opt to
print a bibliography, you may print your records using a specific citation
this function IS NOT PRINTING CITATIONS IN THE CORRECT FORMAT.
To print a record, including full-text if available
- click on the Print button–near the top of the Article View, not
the one in your Internet browser
the Print button
- click the Back to Article View link–near the top of the article
To email a record, including full-text if available
- click on the Email button–near the top of the Detailed Record
the email format
- select plain text or HTML
- enter an email address
- click the Send Email button
- click the article page link in the sentance "You may return to the
Emailing in ProQuest.
Use your complete email address and include an optional note about what you
are sending in the comment box.
To save a record
- go to the Marked List
- click on the Export citations link
- select a download/export format
- follow on-screen instructions–will vary depending on download format
- click the Back to Articles and Bibliography link
Exporting marked records in ProQuest.
To save an article as text only
- click on the Print button–near the top of the
- click Cancel
- click File, Save As
- select location
- change Save as type to Text file (.txt)
- enter filename–with .txt extension
- click Save
- click the Back to Article View link
Use a word processing program to open your file.
Use advanced search features to modify a search to obtain more successful search
results. You can combine advanced search features to modify and improve your
search. Advanced search features often include:
- document and/or publication type and
- Boolean operators
Phrase or proximity searching
In ProQuest, there are two ways to search for a phrase
- if the phrase contains more than two words, put the phrase in double
“world wide web”
“english as a second language”
- if the phrase contains two words, ProQuest automatically searches the
words as a phrase
Phrase searching in ProQuest.
To limit your search to a specific field in the record
- click on the pull-down arrow–to the right of the “Citation
and article text” box
- scroll to the field to limit your search to
- click on the field’s name
Field searching in ProQuest.
To limit a search to specific dates
- go to the date range section of the screen
- select a predefined range: last 7 days, last 30 days, last 3 months,
last 12 months
- select an option to to enter a date: On this date..., Before this date,
After this date..., Specific date range...
Limiting by date in ProQuest.
To specify a document type
- click on the pull-down arrow after the words “All publication types”–in
the "Publication Type:" section
- if the "Publication Type:" section is not visible, click the
More Search Options tab
- select All publication types or a specific publication type
Limiting by publication type in ProQuest.
Searches may also be limited to specific article types
- click on the pull-down arrow after the words “Any article type”
- select Any article types or a specific article type
Limiting by article type in ProQuest.
ProQuest searches may be limited to scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed
- go to the checkboxes section in the limit results to section–below
the entry boxes
- use the Scholarly journals, including peer reviewed check box to limit
Limiting to peer reviewed publication in ProQuest.
Use AND to narrow a search. AND looks for both terms in the
leadership and vision; mainstreaming and science
Use OR to broaden a search. OR looks for either term in the
mainstreaming or inclusion; elementary education or secondary education
Use NOT to eliminate records with a certain term.
Saturn not car; Venus not planet
Use the following symbols in ProQuest databases to locate plural forms, truncate
search terms, or replace characters:
||for Regular plural forms.
school? retrieves both school and schools
||Any number of characters at the end of a word.
leader* retrieves leader, leaders, leadership
defen?e retrieves both defense and defence
||A specific number of characters.
compute? retrieves computer, computed, not compute, computers, computerized,
Truncating search terms in ProQuest.
Users of ProQuest may already know what journal, newspaper or magazine they want.
A quick way to access a periodical title without redoing a search is to use the
Publication search method
- click on the Publication Search tab to open the Publication Search screen
- type the name of the periodical you want to find
- click the Search button
- click on the name of the periodical you want to display a list of the
available issues, then you can either browse through the issues or search
- to browse through the issues
- look through the list of issues to find the one you need
- to find older issues, use the drop down menus to change dates, and then
click on Search
- select the issue you want to display an alphabetical list of the titles
of the articles in that issue
- select the article you want to view
- to search through the issues
- click the Search Within Publication tab
- construct a search using the information that you know–words from
the title, author, date, etc.
Publication search method in ProQuest.
Pulication search displays results; all available volumes/issues.