A citation gives the essential elements for finding an article:
When citing an article in your paper, you may need additional information for electronic resources: DOI number, database name, or URL of home page of journal and possibly an accession date, depending on the edition of the style manual you use.
When doing a literature review, look for citations of important articles in several places:
Do you know when you are looking at a scholarly journal? Here are some common characteristics:
Scholarly journals may publish more than one kind of article. Know what type you are looking for!
Research articles in Criminal Justice often include the following elements. In many journals, subheadings in the article correspond to one or more of these elements: