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SOCI 480 - Seminar in Criminal Justice: Articles

Library resources for research in intimate partner abuse and violence

Translating Your Question into Database Language

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Social Work Databases

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Sage Research Methods Online

Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO)


CLICsearch at St Thomas

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