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ENG 1A (Bummer) - Incarceration

Reference Materials

Reference materials, like dictionaries, encyclopedias, and source books provide general overviews of topics.  This is a great place to start you information gathering, once you have a topic.  The library has database specifically for online reference materials called eReference Databases.

To find eReference items in our eReference databases, use the pull down tab below to select one of two suggested eReference databases for this class.  Once the database is open, search for your topic by keyword, refine your results, capture relevant entries, and finally, be sure to enter in the citation information into Noodletools or other citing tool.


Some example searches:

"prison industrial complex"

incarceration AND racism

"mental illness" and prison

"capital punishment"

"juvenile offenders"


desistance AND crime

incarceration AND reunification



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open. search. refine. capture. cite.


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