Background Research - Encyclopedias

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 articles that are written and signed by scholars. Jump start your research with valuable background information, a detailed overview and/or a bibliography of current research. Here are two examples of typical encyclopedia articles:

"Delinquency, III. Trends and Data."
(Encyclopedia of Juvenile Justice - 2002)
"Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA)."
(Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics - 2006)

 Research Methods E-Reference


Scholarly 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.

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