Use the following databases to search for research papers in many forms: articles, book chapters, government reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Over 30 journals from the discipline of Sociology are included, and all journals within Jstor are scholarly.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
This database is produced and maintained by the U.S. government offering information on most aspects of criminal justice.
International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
This database is designed to inform the analysis process, as well as enhance the general understanding of security and terrorism-related issues.
Academic Search Premier
Notice that you can limit to Scholarly journals, including peer-reviewed, before you search.
Proquest Research Library
A database with both popular and scholarly materials that span the academic disciplines.
Often ideal for background reading.
Specific titles that might be helpful
Search CQ Researcher!
This is a great resource to look for articles arguing for or against a particular issue. Each weekly edition of this newsletter discusses a social issue from a pro and a con point of view.
Looking for information or a pro/con argument on a social topic? Contexts is a magazine that reviews social issues. Click on the title, then click on the GO button next to the first database listed to search through the specific journal!