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Subject Guide: Criminal Justice

Selected Databases

Research Library (Proquest): Search the full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers for information on a broad range of general subjects. (Includes APS Online and Historical New York Times.)

Criminal Justice Periodicals Index - (Proquest): ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index™ is a comprehensive database of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. The database provides research support for students interested in careers in criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security. The database includes abstract and indexing for over 235 titles, with more than 80 available in full-text.

Legal Collection - (EBSCO): Centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, Legal Collection is a collection of respected, scholarly peer-reviewed publications including law journals, documents, and case studies. This database is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. Legal Collection offers full text for more than 250 of the world’s best law journals. This database provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, medical, labor & human resource law, ethics, the environment and much more. Full text journals contained in this database include: American Journal of Criminal Law, California Law Review, and many more. In addition to full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.

LexisNexis Academic (LexisNexis)(ProQuest): LexisNexis® Academic helps students and faculty members at colleges and universities save valuable research time by offering them quick, easy access to more than 10,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources available in a single location.

Academic Universe - (Lexis-Nexis): LexisNexis Academic Universe provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications, using a variety of flexible search options. Over 40 different databases are available by cagegory: News (U.S. and international papers, newswires, news magazines, media transcripts, blogs, some updated hourly), General (as News, plus business, industry, and healthcare publications), Legal (federal, state, Canadian, and EU statutes and court cases, law reviews, patents), Business (company dossiers, profiles, and financial reports), and People (who’s whos and obituaries).

SAGE Journals Online: SAGE publishes more than 500 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. SAGE Journals Online is the delivery platform that provides online access to the full text of individual SAGE journals. The SAGE Full-Text Collections, SAGE's award-winning, discipline-specific research databases, are also available on SAGE Journals Online.

More Resources

Annual Reviews: Annual Reviews provides authoritative, analytic reviews in 32 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Annual Reviews saves you time by synthesizing the vast amount of primary research literature and identifying the principal contributions in your field.

Congressional Universe - (LexisNexis)(ProQuest): LexisNexis® Congressional allows you to explore Congress in action with the most comprehensive online resource available for congressional publications and legislative research.You can perform in-depth research in public policy, historical, and legal areas of interest. This database includes abstracts and indexing for congressional publications, legislative histories, member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, and financial data; and the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

FDsys (Federal Digital System): FDSys stands for Federal Digital System, which is a searchable database providing comprehensive and full text online access to a wide range of official federal government publications. It replaces the now-defunct GPO Access.

Gale Virtual Reference Library: The sources that Gale Virtual Reference Library offers in eBook format include multi-volume encyclopedias, biographical collections, business plan handbooks, company history compilations, consumer health references, and specialized reference sources. Subjects covered include Arts, Biography, Business, Education, Environment, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Nation and World, Religion, Science, and Social Science.

ICPSR - (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research): The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is an organization of member institutions working together to maintain and provide access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service/NCJRS: NCJRS is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. Many reports & publications are full text.

PsycInfo - (EBSCO): From the APA, contains nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, 97% peer-reviewed, in 25 different languages.

Social Sciences Module - (Proquest): Search periodicals on social science subjects such as anthropology, culture, criminology, political science, social welfare, urban development, and more in this ProQuest Research Library module.

Selected Internet Resources

Print Resources

  • The Law Reporter (REF KF 9615 .C7 1976 - 2000)
  • Criminal Justice Periodical Index(INDEX HV 6001 .C74 1975 - 1985)
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts(INDEX HV 6001 .C67 1968 - Current)
  • Oxford handbook of criminology (HV6025 .O87 1997) - Covers major themes in criminology
  • Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice(REF HV6017 .E52 2002 - A comprehensive encyclopedia of criminal justice

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