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Police & Society


Background Research

The Library has a large number of subject specific online encyclopedias with up-to-date articles on your paper topic. They will lead you to exhaustive and well-researched essays that are written by scholars in the field. Jump start your research with valuable background information, a detailed overview and/or a bibliography of current research.

For more criminal justice encyclopedias consult the Criminal Justice Subject Guide.


  OpenCRS - Congressional Research Reports for the People
A project of the Center for Democracy & Technology through the cooperation of several organizations and collectors of Congressional Research Service Reports, Open CRS provides citizens access to CRS Reports already in the public domain and encourages Congress to provide public access to all CRS Reports
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Scholarly Journal Articles

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
    Covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.

    Important features on the search screen:
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    Full text linking:

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    Formatting references in APA style


  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts
    The NCJRS database covers the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice. It contains summaries of more than 190,000 publications including books, government reports, research reports, and unpublished research. It also includes content from 189 journals, including 12 with core coverage.
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resources in Context
    Access information on social issues through viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to web sites and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
  • Sociological Abstracts
    Indexes scholarly journals in the field of sociology.
  • Find further indexes on the Criminal Justice Subject Guide or ask for recommendations.

Citing Your Sources

  • Documenting Source in APA Style
    Research and Documentation Online by Diana Hacker. Includes sample paper and list of cited reference in APA style.
    Sample APA style paper and list of cited references.
  • Export references in APA style for your cited reference list.
    Use the "Add to Folder" links to create a list of potentially useful articles then switch to Folder View and Select all items. Click on the "Save as File" icon to the right of your results and select APA in the drop down menu under "Citation Format." Click on "Save" and then copy and paste the resulting list of APA style citations into your word file. APA is the most widely used style in the social sciences.
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  • RefWorks
    Never type a bibliography again! RefWorks will help you easily gather, manage, and store bibliographic citations for all types of information, as well as generate footnotes and bibliographies.
    RefWorks includes the latest ASA style.

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kcarro03 Kristyna Carroll
Research Support Librarian for Business and Social Sciences
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 223
610-519-5391


Kristyna Carroll is the subject librarian for Criminal Justice and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.


 


Last Modified: Friday, August 31st, 2012