Answered By: Lizah Ismail
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2016     Views: 35

To address your research topic, you need to search our librar research databases. To get there, go to our library homepage at, then click on the Research Databases link (center of page). The databsaes are listed A-Z (see tabs at the top). For your topic, I would search in the following databases:

Criminal Justice Abstracts wtih Full Text

Social Sciences Full Text

SOCIndex with Full Text

Academic Search Complete

Academic One File

Some search terms you may want to try are policies AND  prisons AND "women with children". Substitute some of the search words with synonyms (for example prisons, correctional institutions, prison system, etc)

You may also want to explore our databses by Subject (see tab at the top next to the A-Z list). Also, I would recommend that you also view our Library Guides your Subject area and your course guide if available  (most of our guides are course specific). The guide will list subject relevant library resources.

Let us know if you need additional help.