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Law & Justice Research Guide


OneSearch is a single search interface that allows patrons to simultaneously search several article databases, catalogs, and other data sources for books, journal articles, videos, scores, maps, and more!

When you change the "scope" from "CWU Books, Articles & More" to "CWU + Summit," OneSearch is a shared catalog for the Orbis Cascade Alliance (Summit), a consortium of 37 academic libraries across Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. This permits access to records for 8.8 million titles and over 26 million resources. Use the "Get It" tab to request items through Summit.

Watch the tutorial or check out the libguide on OneSearch to learn more.


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Keywords you might try searching: Rational Choice Theory, Trait Theory, Social Structure Theory, Social Process Theory, Conflict Theory, Classic Theory, Labeling Theory, Routine Activity Theory.

A Bit About Search Rank

Like any search engine, OneSearch attempts to prioritize items that might be of more interest to you. In order to do that, it prioritizes:

  • Subjects (subjects get more weight in a search than adjectives or descriptions)
  • Instances where your search terms appear in the title

Another way you can prioritize your search results is to select a subject discipline when you first begin your search. This doesn't eliminate any results, but does prioritize the results that are most related to that subject.