Criminal Justice

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Core Resources

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
    Access to full text, abstracting and indexing of over 270 core journals covering research areas in international criminal justice and criminology such as criminal law, corrections, policing & investigation and forensic science.

  • Findlaw
    Legal Web site, providing the most comprehensive set of legal resources on the Internet for legal professionals, corporate counsel, law students, businesses, and consumers.

  • FORENSICnetBASE/LawENFORCEMENTnetBASE
    Forensic science and criminal justice references. Includes techniques in forensic analysis and case studies.

  • LEXIS-NEXIS Academic
    Full-text documents from over 5,600 news, business, legal (including cases and legislation), medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.

  • Military & Government Collection
    Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

  • NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
    Website of the U.S. Department of Justice's National Criminal Justice Reference Service, an information clearinghouse for people around the U.S. and the world involved with research, policy, and practice related to criminal and juvenile justice, and drug control.

  • ProQuest Criminal Justice
    A comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.

  • United States Law Week
    National coverage of significant cases and key legislative and regulatory developments across all areas of the law, summaries of selected federal court, state court and administrative cases. Access Supreme Court Today via link on left side of screen.

Supplemental Resources

  • Academic OneFile
    Scholarly, peer-reviewed articles in many subjects.

  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic multi-disciplinary database; full text articles in all fields.

  • CQ Researcher
    In-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

  • Credo Reference
    An easy-to-use database providing dictionary and encyclopedia entries on subjects in all academic disciplines; a scholarly alternative to Wikipedia

  • Ebook Central (Proquest)
    A collection of E-Books. You can either search or browse by subject.
    Note: Formerly known as eBrary E-Books

  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
    This is a multi-disciplinary collection which allows you to search and view the full text of its eBooks. Read an eBook instantly with your web based reader or download eBooks to your portable device.

  • Expanded Academic ASAP
    A multidisciplinary database featuring scholarly articles, trade and popular news features.

  • Films on Demand
    Access to over 6,000 streaming videos, including documentaries relevant for multiple disciplines.

  • JSTOR
    An advanced, multidisciplinary database featuring secondary resources in history, scholarly articles and other resources spanning the humanities and sciences.

  • ProQuest Military Database
    Government and military articles

  • ProQuest Psychology Journals
    Full-text coverage from top psychology and related publications. Users get access to charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements essential to psychological research.

  • ProQuest Social Science Database
    Search full-text scientific journals covering the social sciences. Provides information on hundreds of topics, including: Addiction studies, Urban studies, Family studies, International relations.

  • PsycARTICLES
    Full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
    Full text coverage on topics: emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.

  • PsycINFO
    Citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines, dating as far back as the 1800s.

  • SocIndex With Full Text
    Comprehensive sociology research database; contains full text for books and monographs, journals and conference papers.

  • US Newsstream
    Full-text coverage of major national newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and NY Times, and many others.