Key Article Databases

  Sociological Abstracts (ProQuest)

  Criminal Justice Abstracts (EBSCO)

  Sociology Source Ultimate (EBSCO)

More Article Databases

  Social Sciences Citation Index - Web of Science (Clarivate)

  National Criminal Justice Reference Service Virtual Library  Tutorial

  Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCO)

  Social Services Abstracts (ProQuest)

  Gender Studies Database (EBSCO)


  CQ Researcher (CQ Press)


  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)

  Social Science Research Network (SSRN)  Limitations on Use


Library Catalog
The Library's catalog enables patrons to search & browse Falvey Library's collection of books, journals, audio/video materials, electronic resources and more.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
Presents a combined catalog of the catalogs of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.

Dissertations and Theses Global (ProQuest)
The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works.


  Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

  SAGE Knowledge

  Gale eBooks

  Oxford Handbooks Online (Oxford University Press)

  Blackwell Companion to Criminology

Literature Reviews

  Annual Review of Sociology

  Sociology Compass

  Annual Review of Criminology

  Oxford Bibliographies - Criminology

Statistics and Maps

  Social Explorer

  PolicyMap  Tutorial

  ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)  Access Instructions

  Crime in the United States (Uniform Crime Report - FBI)

  Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

  Bureau of Justice Statistics

  National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

  Uniform Crime Report (Pennsylvania State Police)

  Statistical Abstract of the United States

  Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (iPOLL)  Tutorial  Access Instructions

Citing Your Sources

Citation and Writing Tools 
A guide by Falvey librarians, with information on citation styles and citation management software. 
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use citation management tool that must be downloaded to your computer. Go to to sign up for your Zotero account and to download the software and the browser plugin. Click here to download a quick-start guide to Zotero.

ZoteroBib is a free web-based tool for creating quick, on-the-fly bibliographies. Click here to download a quick-start guide to ZoteroBib.