Policy Debate Topic: Criminal Justice Reform
Resolved: The United States federal government should enact substantial criminal justice reform in the United States in one or more of the following: forensic science, policing, sentencing.
Questions? Please email me or make a Zoom research consultation appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guide Table of Contents
Find background information about or context for your research question.
Decide on a keyword strategy for searching.
List nouns, synonyms or related terms, and phrases that describe your topic
Example terms list: wolves, Canis lupus, Yellowstone National Park, wildlife management, population, ecosystem, predators, prey, moose, reintroduction, introduction, restoration
Example search: (wolves or canis lupus) and Yellowstone and (reintroduction or restoration)
More terms = more specific, fewer results
Fewer terms = more general, more results
Find books and articles.
Check the bibliographies of sources you find to expand your collection of sources.
Search library resources in HoyaSearch. Select Online Only from the search box drop down menu.
Find Opinion and Commentary.
Books can provide context and background on a subject. Read the introduction and skim the table of contents to find the most pertinent information. In the library's search tool, HoyaSearch, use the drop down menu to select "Online Only" to locate ebooks.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International License. | Details of our policy