Course: HUM 501 Logic for Everyday Use

Professor Sergia Hay

Prepositional Logic

This guide is designed to help you research topics-Community and Corrections. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes BPL)


There are three databases: Ebrary (11 titles under subject-logic), Credo Reference and Netlibrary (20 titles under subject-logic).

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • community corrections
  • higher education and inmates

New Books

Color of Justice

The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America. HV9950 .W33 2007

Community Justice

Community Justice: an Emerging Field. HV7936 .C8C4 1998

Reference Books

  • Encyclopedias
Encyclopedia of Crime & Jutice, volume set, edited by Joshua Dressler, Boston: Macmillan Reference USA, 2002. Ref. HV6017 .E52 2002.
Encyclopedia of Drugs, Alcohol & Addictive Behavior, edited by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, NY: Macmillan Reference USA, 2001. Ref. HV5804 .E53 2001
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, edited by Larry E. Sullivan, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2005. Ref. HV7921 .E53 2005
  • Handbook
Oxford Handbook of Criminology, edited by Mike Maguire, Rod Morgan and Robert Reiner, NY: Oxford University Press, 1997. Ref. HV6025 .O87 1997

Reference Books Online

(selected titles)
The Columbia Encyclopedia
The Columbia Encyclopedia

Columbia Encyclopedia 2004, providing some comprehensive information about "community" and "inmates"

The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology
The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology

Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology 2000, providing around 87 entries about "community corrections".


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about Community Corrections.

  • NEA (National Education Association)Today
  • Change: Magazine of Higher Learning
  • Corrections
  • E-Journal List

Streaming Videos

Films on Demand

There are 80 video segments under search term-logic.


Providing around 32 peer-reviewed articles under search terms, "community corrections".
ERIC, the U.S. Department of Education Educational Resource Information Center database. Providing around 13 full-text and peer reviewed articles.
A comprehensive database provides around 36 articles.

Provides coverage of world religions, denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and history of philosophy. Offers 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. Updated daily.

Issues and Controversies helps researchers understand the crucial issues we face today, exploring more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. Updated weekly, with links to a 12-year back-file, Issues and Controversies offers in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. This database is great for research papers and debate prep.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.

Pop Culture Universe: Icons | Idols | Ideas (PCU) is an authoritative, yet irresistible, digital library of information on American and world popular culture, past and present—in a package as dynamic as the topic it covers.

A distillation of the news and current information as reported in more than 70 major newspapers and news magazines from the U.S. and around the world. Includes politics, foreign affairs, business and the economy, finance, government, crime, the environment, science and medicine, arts and entertainment, personalities and sports

Web sites

Lesley University

Search Engines

Web sites

Juvenile Justice

Open Access journals

Evaluating Sources

Video about evaluating information sources, created by PIMA community college library.

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 10.20.10 by Ted Intarabumrung