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CJ/ANTH 322: Forensic Anthropology: Research Guide

Guides on how to search

You need five peer-reviewed sources for the annotated bibliography component of your research paper assignment. These sources must be from criminal justice scholarly journals and/or books.

The PDF handouts below provide step-by-step instructions for searching using some key library resources to find these articles and books, along with additional tips for searching and finding scholarly sources in general.

Below the PDF handouts, you will find links directly to these resources, so you can get started searching once you've reviewed the guidance in the handouts.

The best place to start searching the library is Primo--the main search form on the homepage:


How to search using Primo (the WOU library search engine)


You can also find scholarly articles and books (mainly articles) by searching in one or more of the smaller, subject-specific databases that the library subscribes to:

How to search using EBSCO databases (ex. Academic Search Premier and PsycINFO)


Finding Articles

A good place to start your search is the library's "search engine," Primo. To begin searching in Primo, just go to the library homepage at and enter your keywords in the main search box.

Search in Primo


Below are some subject-specific additional databases you may want to use to conduct your research. Just like in Primo, search using your brainstormed keywords. Most of what is available in these databases will show up in your Primo searches, but since these databases are smaller and subject-specific you will get fewer results and therefore might find them easier to manage. Most of the results in these databases will be journal articles, rather than books. 

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