Last Updated: Aug 12, 2015
The databases below are ones we recommend for Criminal Justice. In
these databases you'll find articles from journals, magazines, and
newspapers. Some databases provide the full text of articles and other
provide citations only. If only a citation is provided, use the Get it!
button to see if the full text is available through another library
resource. To find books on Criminal Justice, search the library's
- Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
Provides coverage of major English-language criminology journals and books, and reports from government and nongovernmental agencies. A summary of the findings, methodology, and conclusions is provided. Covers 1968 to present.
- SocINDEX with Full Text
Comprehensive index to sociology, covering 640 core journals, 530 priority, and 1420 selectively-covered journals with many books, conference papers and author profiles. Varies, some as early as 1895.
Journal and magazine articles, dissertations and theses, and other documents about education. Some non-English material. Covers 1966 to present.
- Academic Search Complete
Find articles in all subject areas in over 9000 journals and magazines, with full text for about 6100. Updated daily. Dates vary, some as early as 1865 to present.
- LexisNexis Academic
A large database that provides access to full-text articles and documents that span a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information. Includes some non-English titles. Coverage generally begins in the mid-1980s.
Browse and search for articles in law reviews, criminal justice periodicals, the Federal Register, federal legislative history, presidential publications, US statutes, and Supreme Court decisions. (Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.) Dates vary.
- National Criminal Justice Reference System (NCJRS)
Contains summaries of 170,000 publications including Federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Subject areas include corrections, courts, crime prevention, criminology, drugs and crime, juveniles, law enforcement, statistics, technology, and victims of crime. Documents must either be written in English or have an English-language summary.
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