Q. I need help finding articles about the changes to the prison system.
There are excellent resources available in the online library. One database I'd recommend is ProQuest Central. Start at the library homepage and click on the Find Articles button. On the page that comes up, you'll see this sentence”
Not sure where to start? Try ProQuest Central, a multidisciplinary database covering many research topics.
Click on the ProQuest Central link. You'll see a basic search bar. Enter your key word or key phrase such as "prison systems" (use quotation marks when you enter a phrase). If you choose Advanced Search you can build more precise searches such as:
"prison systems" AND change
"prison systems" AND improve*
"correctional institutions" AND change
You will see thousands of results. To manage your reading here are a few suggestions: Only focus on the results on the first few pages, or use the tools available to focus on a smaller timeframe (like the last 5-10 years), or use the tools to limit results to focus on the United States.
Click the Full Text box, and if needed click the Peer Reviewed box. If you have additional questions please call or email the online library.