Sources for Journal Articles
Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)
Indexes academic journals, magazines, and books in criminology and related fields. Includes abstracts and selected full-text. Coverage goes back to the middle of the 18th century. Scopus (Elsevier)
Provides abstracts and citations for peer-reviewed journals in all major disciplines. Offers comprehensive coverage of the scientific, technical, medical, geographic and social sciences (including arts and humanities). Includes complete contents of GEOBASE multidisciplinary database. Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)
Covers sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, economics, education, medicine, community development, philosophy, demography, political science, and social psychology. Journals published by sociological associations, groups, faculties and institutes, and periodicals containing the term "sociology" in their titles are abstracted fully. Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)
ProQuest Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews. ERIC (EBSCO)
The ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education to provide extensive access to educational-related literature. It indexes both journal articles and reports from government and private agencies.
The library has hundreds of subject-specific indexes such as Criminal Justice Abstracts. Use the library's Subject Guides to discover additional indexes or ask for advise.
Detailed instruction on how to access and search individual journals are available through the Searching Journals in Criminology guide.
Encyclopedias & Handbooks
SAGE KnowledgeSAGE Knowledge
includes a library of criminology encyclopedias and handbooks. Check the "Available to me" button under Availability
and the "Criminology and Criminal Justice" button under Subject
to improve your search results.Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
Sage Knowledge Search Limits
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Federal crime statistics on a wide variety of subjects from crime and victims, to criminal offenders and courts and sentencing.
Data sets for analysis available online.Crime in the United States (Uniform Crime Report - FBI)
Crime in the United States (CIUS) is an annual publication in which the FBI compiles volume and rate of crime offenses for the nation, the states, and individual agencies. This report also includes arrest, clearance, and law enforcement employee data.Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics
Presents a broad spectrum of criminal justice statistics from over one hundred sources.
The library's Guide to APA Style.
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