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Use the following examples as a guide for what to type in the Summon search box:

  • "female offenders" AND sentencing
  • prisoners AND "mentally ill"
  • "sex offenders" AND recidivism
  • marijuana AND legislation
  • "solitary confinement" AND ethics
  • prison AND "psychological aspects"
  • prison* AND overcrowding
  • "child abuse" OR neglect
  • "death penalty" OR "capital punishment"
  • "supermax prisons" OR supermaximum

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Join keywords with AND, OR, or NOT: 
legalization AND marijuana
marijuana OR cannabis
marijuana NOT recreational

Put quotation marks around phrases to search for the words side-by-side:
"capital punishment"
"death penalty"

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capital punishment, death penalty, execution

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teen* will find teen, teens, teenagers

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