Course resource help for Criminology

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Please get in touch if you have any queries about:

  • finding information and resources for assignments
  • finding online resources
  • referencing your sources

Charlie Brampton

Charlie is working some days at home and other days in Headington Library. The best way to contact her is by email. Her working hours are 9.00 - 3.00, Monday - Thursday. Charlie can help and support students individually or in groups by email, on Zoom or in person.

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  • Citing your sources (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work and is explained fully on our library referencing webpage.
  • The Library also has a printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system, available as a Word file or PDF.
  • Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of sources (books, journal articles, web sites) using exactly the same Harvard style used at Brookes.
  • Endnote is a tool for storing and organising your references, and it will also work with Word or Pages to create a fully formatted bibliography from your reference library.
  • Other referencing guides and apps are widely available but be aware that not all Harvard styles are the same as ours. Make time to check your references against one of the three authoritative sources listed above.

How to find the best research and resources

This video will help you unpack your assignment questions and decide which search words will help you find what you need.

You may find it helpful to work through the criminology search strategy every time you start an assignment. This strategy helps you think tactically about what to search for and where to look.

Both links below are Google docs. When you click on download the search strategy, you will be asked to make a copy of the file. You can then add your own ideas to it.