Criminal Justice Databases
Recommended starting places
Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCOhost)
1968-present. Contains more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.
ProQuest Criminal Justice (formally known as Criminal Justice Periodical Index)
(article index) 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 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (ProQuest)
1975-present. Published by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice's National Criminal Justice Reference Service. Contains summaries of over 174,000 U.S. and international publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research.
Social Sciences Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Web of Science includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index (2004-present), Science Citation Index (1999-present), and Social Sciences Citation Index (1965-present). It offers bibliographic citations and cited references from a broad range of disciplines, and is useful as a citation analysis tool.
SAGE Journals Online
Includes the following collections of SAGE full-text journals: Communications, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences,Management, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies.
(online books and journals)
2005-present. A full-text database for journals and books published by Springer, including over 1,250 peer-reviewed journals and more than 10,000 books online.
Europa World Plus
Europa World Plus is the online version of Europa Publications' Europa World Year Book and nine-volume Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. This resource covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.
Henry Stewart Talks
A collection of online seminars by leading experts.
News, business, legal, and reference information. Full-text newspapers include the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Washington Post, Times (London), Financial Times (London), and many others.
PAIS International (ProQuest)
1972-present. Covers public and social policy issues related to a wide variety of disciplines including economics, law, education, political science, sociology, public administration, public health, science and technology. Contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, and Internet material.
Social Sciences Full Text (EBSCOhost)
1983-present. Contains indexing for more than 500 publications covering a wide range of interdisciplinary fields such as addiction studies, anthropology, corrections, economics, gender studies, gerontology, minority studies, political sciences, psychology, sociology. Indexing coverage dates back to 1983, and abstracts date back to 1994.
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