Not sure where to start? Bibliographies give an overview of a topic and annotated citations for relevant sources. The Mass Incarceration entry on Oxford Bibliographies would be useful at any point in the research process.
Find popular articles by exploring publications including, but not limited to, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation, and The Atlantic. Visit the Articles & Databases page and click on News & Newspapers under the Content-Specific header.
View the complete list of databases related to News & Newspapers. Here are some of the resources you will find there:
There are three standard operators that can be used to connect these search words: AND, OR, and NOT.
Check for tips on searching provided by the database (i.e., ProQuest Central has a Search tip link that helps turn a basic search into a more strategic one). Remember to try various keyword combinations, synonyms and alternative spellings (i.e., person of color or person of colour).
U.S. government reports and statistics are available online through the NYU Libraries catalog and in print at Bobst Library. The U.S. Government Documents research guide explains how to find government publications.
Publications from non-governmental organizations are available through the organizations that publish them. Some historical reports from non-governmental organizations are in the library catalog.
Some of the articles and features found in databases with national news coverage refer to stories originally reported by student-run newspapers: