Answered By: Karen Douglas Last Updated: Oct 31, 2018 Views: 0
The best place to start your search is the library web page . There you can search for books and articles on drug trafficking. In the find it box on the web page, you can search the library catalog, Primo, by clicking on the find books tab and entering a search term in the Primo search box. Using quotation marks around the search terms will ensure that the topic is searched as a phrase rather than as individual words. You can search for more than one subject by combining search terms using quotation marks and a connecting term such as AND. To search for drug trafficking and violence, enter “drug trafficking” AND “violence” to get items that cover both of these subjects. The column on the left of the search results will give you options on limiting the search by type of material. Print books and electronic books are listed in the library catalog.
Galileo can also be accessed from the library web page at libguides.gptc.edu. If you are off campus, you will have to enter a password, which changes each semester. To get the password you can send a text message with your request and your 900 number to (404) 800-1811. We will reply during business hours. On the webpage, in the find it section, click on the find articles tab. This will bring up the Galileo database. In the enter search terms box, enter the phrase “drug trafficking” AND “violence.” Using quotation marks around the search terms will ensure that the topic is searched as a phrase rather than as individual words. Click on the magnifying glass to retrieve search results. Search results should be limited by using the refine results column on the left. Limiting the results to full text will provide the complete text of an article. The format of information can also be limited based on type of resource. Popular ways to limit results are to limit to magazines or academic journals to get articles rather than complete books. Each result will contain a brief summary of the article. Click on pdf full text to retrieve a printable copy of the article.
There are two websites that can also give helpful information. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) website gives worldwide statistical information and details about drug trafficking and related crime. Quick Facts on Drug Trafficking Offenses produced by the U.S. Sentencing Commission, gives an overview of different drug trafficking offenses.