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Hot Topics: Police Reform: Extending Your Research

Finding Scholarly Articles


Use our databases to find scholarly articles about police reform, police violence, racial justice, and more. To learn more about searching for and citing sources, visit our guide Library Research 101: How to Get Started.

Pro Tips:

  • Check the "scholarly" or "peer reviewed" box to get academic articles
  • Change the sorting method so the newest articles appear first
  • Try these keywords: police reform, police officer, law enforcement, police violence, racial bias, racial discrimination, activism, and Black Lives Matter.
  • Other Research Guides that could help you: Race Relations, Gun Control, and Marijuana Legalization.


Finding Statistics

Finding Books, eBooks, and Government Documents

Search the library catalog for books and government documents about police reform and racial justice. In addition to the books that we've suggested, there are many books in our collection that address the many subtopics and issues associated with police reform. 

The links below are subject searches in URSUS (the online catalog).  Change the "System Sorted" drop-down box to "Newest First" to find the most recent publication.

If the book you want is not at Fogler Library, use the "Request" link to ask for it from another library - we'll quickly ship it here and you can check it out!


URSUS Catalog Search

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