Getting background info on your topic is a great place to start your research.
Learn about the history, issues, stakeholders, terminology, and more - before searching for more complex information.
Background sources are also a great place to find keywords on a topic and leads to helpful resources.
Use the links below to search in library databases for current news and analysis of the news. You can also find editorials and opinion on the op-ed pages.
Use the library's Films on Demand database to find streaming educational films & journalism in order to learn more about your topic.
As a student at Green River College, you automatically have access to online library resources at King County Library System.
You can easily limit to just printed, physical books that you can check out and/or use inside the library. Search titles, authors, or keywords in the box below. Once you find a title, jot down the Call Number and be sure to ask a librarian for help locating items on the shelves.
Use the database links below to go directly to the library's collection of ebooks. Be sure to search by title, author, or just general keywords.
Use the resources below to find a range of informed opinion on your topics.
Source: " Legal Research Tutorial: Finding Case Law Using Google Scholar " by Library of Congress , is licensed under a Standard YouTube License.
The library has over 100 databases, all housing books and articles from newspapers, magazines, academic journals, and more. The databases linked below have a mix of content in them. Be sure to select Scholarly Peer Reviewed Journals to find scholarship.
Search using keywords or subject terms, and be sure to limit to full-text if you need to access only articles that you can immediately access/download now. You may also use InterLibrary Loan to request articles from other libraries free of charge.
You will find a range of Web sources throughout the pages of this research guide, from advocacy and activist organizations, research institutes, not-for-profit support agencies, and governmental sources.
As with any source, be sure to assess for:
Target specific source types with URL searching within specific domains.
You can also use Google Advanced Search, linked below.
Different types of articles give you different perspectives on your issue
The pages/tabs in this guide are all aimed at linking you to information on the various CJ topics in this guide. However, you might find it useful to take a look at the following guides for more resources and tutorials.