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Discover which source or database to use, how to find an article, book, ebook, or video, get citing examples, and help from a librarian with an assignment.

What is in this guide?


  • Guidance for searching books and eBooks in the Owens Library collection and how to REQUEST books for delivery to Northwest Missouri State from academic libraries in Missouri and beyond using the MOBIUS Request link.


  • How to search for full text and peer reviewed articles in relevant databases provided by Owens Library.


  • Guidance for using core free web resources containing reliable statistics concerning crime and punishment and criminal law in the United States.

Criminal law

  • Recommendations for finding United States court cases.

Citing-APA style

  • Citing examples for APA style

Citing-Turabian (author/date)

  • Links to examples of the AUTHOR DATE Turbabian style

Off-campus access

  • Get answers of how to access the library's electronic resources
  • Find troubleshooting tips

Ask a Librarian

  • Ask for research help at the Library Services Desk, using chat, email, phone
  • Email any one of the librarians for a research appointment tailored to your paper/project

Course guides

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