Articles & Databases : Criminology & Forensic Science
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Provides comprehensive coverage of the major journals in criminology and related disciplines, extensive coverage of books, and unparalleled access to reports from government and nongovernmental agencies.
Criminal Justice Database
Supports research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. Covers U.S. and international scholarly journals, correctional and law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs and other material relevant for researchers or those preparing for careers in criminal justice, law enforcement and related fields.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts
Coverage: 1970- Present
Provides thousands of summaries of important law enforcement and criminal justice publications including books, government reports, research reports, journals and unpublished research. Topics covered within the database include corrections, courts, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, drugs, juvenile justice, law enforcement, and victims. Content dates range from 1970 to present.
Provides access to a wide range of news (includes New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times), business (company news, industry forecasts), government (legislative news, tax information), legal (news, case law) and reference information. Formerly LexisNexis Academic.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The Bureau of Justice Statistics collects, analyzes, publishes, and disseminates information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government.
Comprehensive news service covering the diverse challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the U.S. and abroad. Published daily; coverage includes investigative reports, analysis, blogs, commentaries and daily summaries of important criminal justice news.
[Center on Media Crime and Justice at John Jay College]
Digital National Security Archive
Consists of curated and indexed government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present.
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Covers relatively new high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging research fields, from 2005 to present. The journals are being evaluated over a period of time for inclusion in the highly selective Web of Science indexes on the arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
Provides electronic access to a large collection of forensics and law enforcement books published by CRC Press. Subject areas include: Arson & fire investigation; computer crime investigation; counerterrorism; criminal justice & law; disaster planning & recovery; emergency response; forensic chemistry; forensic pathology; forensics; homeland security; law enforcement; and security management.
Coverage: coverage varies
Very large image-based legal research database includes such collections as: Legal Classics, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court Library, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, Treaties and Agreements Library and more.
Collection of scholarly publications including law journals, documents, and case studies, including over 250 full-text journals. This database provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, and ethics. Indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.
LLMC - Digital (Law Library Microform Consortium Digital)
Online access to the full text of the Law Library Microform Consortium collection of legal and government documents material.
Oxford Bibliographies Online
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides to a variety of subjects., including African Studies, Anthropology, Atlantic History, Cinema and Media Studies, Classics, Criminology, Education, International Law, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Management, Music, Political Science, and Sociology.
[Oxford University Press]
Oxford Bibliographies Online - Criminology
Oxford Bibliographies Online - Criminology is an online guide to literature across the various subfields of criminology.
[Oxford University Press]
Oxford Handbooks Online
Offers review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic in a given subject area, and makes original arguments about the future direction of the debate. Handbooks available through GMU cover the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, Linguistics, Music, Physics, and Political Science.
Covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more, from1972 to present. Includes PAIS Archive, covering content published in print 1915-1976.
Policy File Index
Public policy research and analytical papers on governmental and legal topics can be accessed here, representing the work of think tanks, research groups and academic institutes.
ProQuest Social Sciences Collections
Provides global indexing of the scholarly literature in the social sciences, including full-text scholarly journals and key non-periodical sources such as dissertations and working papers, covering political science, sociology, the applied social sciences, criminal justice, education, and other areas. Search one or more of these databases, from Alt-PressWatch to Worldwide Political Science Abstracts.
Full-text journal articles with complete coverage of all subject areas relevant to psychological science including basic/experimental psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education and school psychology, health psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, social psychology and social processes.
[American Psychological Association (APA)]
RAND Database of Worldwide Terrorism Incidents
A compilation of downloadable data, currently from 1968 through 2009, providing comprehensive information on international and domestic terrorism. The database defines and categorizes terrorist attacks. Results may be displayed as a list, or on a pie chart or chronological chart. Note: Coverage of domestic terrorism incidents begins with 1998.
Routledge Handbooks Online
Provides overviews of classic and current research and future trends in the social sciences and humanities; as well as guides to theory and method, the key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today. Full-text access to peer-reviewed content available for the subject collections in criminal justice & criminology, politics, and security studies.
[Taylor & Francis]
Social Science Database
Offers indexing for more than a thousand academic journals, most with full text. Covers a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.
Social Sciences Citation Index
A multidisciplinary database indexing more than 3,000 journals across 55 social science disciplines, as well as selected items from 3,500 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals. Coverage from 1900 to the present. Part of Web of Science.
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