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Databases for Criminology

Looking for articles on a topic related to Criminology? Search in the recommended databases listed below.

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  • Criminal Justice Abstracts

    Criminal Justice Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice, criminology, and sociology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts' coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.  [Details]

  • Sociological Abstracts

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, criminology, economics, education, medicine, community development, communication studies, philosophy, demography, gerontology, political science, religion, and social psychology.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Criminal Justice

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    A comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. As well as U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes 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. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • HeinOnline

    Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Retrieve articles by citation, browse, or search across nearly 50 million pages of content. HeinOnline also contains many useful resources for criminology, and public and international affairs, such as the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, a library of U.S. Congressional documents, U.S. Federal legislative history and much more.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, communication studies, criminology, foreign languages and literatures, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • Congress.gov

    Congress.gov is the updated replacement to THOMAS.gov. The new Congress.gov platform enhances access through features such as videos explaining the legislative process, compatibility with mobile devices, and a user-friendly presentation.

    An essential database for criminology, and public and international affairs, Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Printing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.  [Details]

  • PsycINFO

    This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    A new update will be released on July 26, 2015 and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent.

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in anthropology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, criminology, education, environmental sciences, geography, geology, marine sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, social work, sociology, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • Digital National Security Archive - (DNSA)

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    An essential database for criminology, The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available.  [Details]

  • ICPSR (Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

    ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Brought to you by the UNCW Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs 

    Currently available from on campus only.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Sage Journals Online

    SAGE Journals Online offers full text access to journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Work. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.  [Details]

  • Oxford Journals

    Collections cover Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, Social Work, Sociology, English, Creative Writing, Criminology, and Law, and include some of the most authoritative journals in their fields.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidisciplinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, social work, sociology, English, computer sciences, creative writing, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.

    Note: UNCW only has access to selected content, mostly journals, in Wiley. Look for the unlocked or free icons  lock iconsto identify content available to UNCW.  [Details]

  • Data Citation Index

    Discover research data, including data studies, data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science: Citation Sources

  • EBSCOHost

    Many EBSCO databases have been replaced by comparable ProQuest databases. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    UNCW subscribes to many EBSCO databases, including America: History & Life, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, Historical Abstracts, PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO and SPORTDiscus with Full Text. Several databases may be searched at once. Full text articles are offered in both HTML and PDF format on thousands of titles.   [Details]

    Tutorial:   EBSCOhost - Creating an Advanced Search

  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts on the Web is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, social work, and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.  [Details]

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook

    Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. The MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, sociology, education, business, and leadership.  [Details]

  • Directory of Open Access journals - (DOAJ)

    The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. Includes multidisciplinary scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.  [Details]

  • HighWire Press

    HighWire Press provides access to free content from a number of Open Access journals, including Duke University Press online journals.  [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, social work, sociology, and economics.  [Details]

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • PsycARTICLES

    PsycARTICLES contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). The database contains more than 164,000 articles from over 100 journals.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the computer sciences, sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • PsycBOOKS

    PsycBOOKS, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of over 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. It also includes nearly 2,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. It also includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection.  [Details]

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts

    Criminal Justice Abstracts includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to criminal justice, criminology, and sociology. The increasing globalization of criminology is reflected in Criminal Justice Abstracts' coverage of hundreds of journals from around the world.  [Details]

  • Sociological Abstracts

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Citations to sociology journals and dissertations covering sociological topics in fields such as anthropology, criminology, economics, education, medicine, community development, communication studies, philosophy, demography, gerontology, political science, religion, and social psychology.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Criminal Justice

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    A comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. As well as U.S. and international scholarly journals, it includes 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. The database includes abstract and indexing for 250 titles, with more than 100 available in full-text. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • HeinOnline

    Contains more than 1,200 law and law-related periodicals. Coverage is from the first issue published for all periodicals and goes through the most-currently published issues allowed based on contracts with publishers. Retrieve articles by citation, browse, or search across nearly 50 million pages of content. HeinOnline also contains many useful resources for criminology, and public and international affairs, such as the Congressional Record Bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, the Federal Register from inception in 1936, the CFR from inception in 1938, a library of U.S. Congressional documents, U.S. Federal legislative history and much more.  [Details]

  • LexisNexis Academic

    News, business, communication studies, criminology, foreign languages and literatures, legal and reference information.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   LexisNexis YouTube Channel

  • Congress.gov

    Congress.gov is the updated replacement to THOMAS.gov. The new Congress.gov platform enhances access through features such as videos explaining the legislative process, compatibility with mobile devices, and a user-friendly presentation.

    An essential database for criminology, and public and international affairs, Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public. It is presented by the Library of Congress (LOC) using data from the Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, the Government Printing Office, Congressional Budget Office, and the LOC's Congressional Research Service.  [Details]

  • PsycINFO

    This database is the American Psychological Association (APA)'s renowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books and dissertations. PsycINFO is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health, with ninety-nine percent of the covered material peer-reviewed.  [Details]

  • Web of Science

    A new update will be released on July 26, 2015 and during this time of scheduled maintenance, access may be intermittent.

    This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in anthropology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, criminology, education, environmental sciences, geography, geology, marine sciences, mathematics and statistics, physics, psychology, social work, sociology, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Citation Report and H-index with Web of Science

  • Digital National Security Archive - (DNSA)

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    An essential database for criminology, The Digital National Security Archive contains the most comprehensive set of declassified government documents available.  [Details]

  • ICPSR (Inter University Consortium for Political and Social Research)

    ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. Brought to you by the UNCW Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs 

    Currently available from on campus only.  [Details]

  • JSTOR

    Archive of selected scholarly journals in anthropology, art, art history, communication studies, criminology, ecology, economics, education, English, film studies, foreign languages and literatures, geography, geology, history, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, public and international affairs, religion, social work, sociology, statistics, theatre, and other humanities and social sciences.  [Details]

  • Sage Journals Online

    SAGE Journals Online offers full text access to journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Work. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.  [Details]

  • Oxford Journals

    Collections cover Life Sciences, Mathematics & Physical Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences, Humanities, Social Work, Sociology, English, Creative Writing, Criminology, and Law, and include some of the most authoritative journals in their fields.  [Details]

  • Wiley Online Library

    A multidisciplinary collection of academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, social work, sociology, English, computer sciences, creative writing, engineering, psychology, law and criminology, life sciences, and business.

    Note: UNCW only has access to selected content, mostly journals, in Wiley. Look for the unlocked or free icons  lock iconsto identify content available to UNCW.  [Details]

  • Data Citation Index

    Discover research data, including data studies, data sets from a wide range of international data repositories and connect them with the scientific literature to track data citation. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science: Citation Sources

  • EBSCOHost

    Many EBSCO databases have been replaced by comparable ProQuest databases. Please visit 2015 Database Changes for more information.

    UNCW subscribes to many EBSCO databases, including America: History & Life, Communication & Mass Media Complete, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text, Historical Abstracts, PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO and SPORTDiscus with Full Text. Several databases may be searched at once. Full text articles are offered in both HTML and PDF format on thousands of titles.   [Details]

    Tutorial:   EBSCOhost - Creating an Advanced Search

  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA)

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts on the Web is an indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, social work, and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional.  [Details]

  • Mental Measurements Yearbook

    Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. The MMY series contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, sociology, education, business, and leadership.  [Details]

  • Directory of Open Access journals - (DOAJ)

    The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. Includes multidisciplinary scientific and scholarly periodicals that publish research or review papers in full text.  [Details]

  • HighWire Press

    HighWire Press provides access to free content from a number of Open Access journals, including Duke University Press online journals.  [Details]

  • SpringerLink

    SpringerLink offers online access to over 1400 fully peer reviewed journals and hundreds of ebooks in biomedicine, life science, clinical medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, social work, sociology, and economics.  [Details]

  • ScienceDirect

    Offers access to most of the Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   ScienceDirect Interactive Tutorials

  • PsycARTICLES

    PsycARTICLES contains full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA). The database contains more than 164,000 articles from over 100 journals.  [Details]

  • Cambridge Journals Online

    Cambridge Journals Online is the online Cambridge University Press’s collection of several journals across the computer sciences, sciences, social sciences and humanities.   [Details]

  • PsycBOOKS

    PsycBOOKS, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a database of over 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books published by APA and other distinguished publishers. It also includes nearly 2,600 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology dating from the 1600s, and the exclusive electronic release of more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. It also includes digitized content of historical significance from the Archives of the History of American Psychology (AHAP) collection.  [Details]

  • Health and Safety Science Abstracts

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    This database is published in association with the University of Southern California's Institute of Safety and Systems Management and provides a comprehensive, timely survey of recent work relating to public health, safety and industrial hygiene. Part of ProQuest Environmental Science Collection.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Central

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    This database serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels. Covering more than 160 subjects areas, ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content. This award-winning online reference resource features a highly-respected, diversified mix of content including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, books, newspapers, reports and videos. Comparable to EBSCOhost Academic Search Complete.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Military

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    This database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, public and international affairs, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering and more. It includes over 550 titles, with more than 370 available in full-text, allowing you to search over 3.5M records, dating back to the early 1990's. Comparable to EBSCOhost Military & Government Collection.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Research Library

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    A multidisciplinary, general reference database covering covering over 150 academic disciplines. Consists of a diversified mix of over 6,000 titles - over 75% in full text - from 1971 forward, including scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Social Science Journals

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    This database offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, providing extensive coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology. Includes over 1000 titles, with the majority available in full text. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Social Sciences Databases

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Search 24 databases related to the Social Sciences simultaneously.  [Details]

  • ProQuest Sociology

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    This database covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, religion, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more. This collection provides full-text coverage of many core titles included in Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts. Part of ProQuest Central.  [Details]

  • SciELO Citation Index via Web of Science

    The Scientific Electronic Library Online Citation Index provides access to scholarly literature in sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities published in leading open access journals from Latin American, Portugal, Spain and South Africa. Part of Web of Science.  [Details]

    Tutorial:   Web of Science: Citation Sources

  • Summon

    This resource will be unavailable on Saturday, August 8 starting at 10pm EST until 6am the next day. During this time ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of its products.

    Summon allows you to search for articles from journals to which we subscribe, content from participating databases to which we subscribe, freely available content such as from open access journals or government websites, and books, ebooks, government documents, archival materials, special collection and many other types of items from our library. A simple search of one or two words will return thousands of results; use phrase searching, field searching, and facets to refine your search and return fewer results. Keep in mind that Summon searches many but not all library resources and comprehensive searches should be done in subject specific databases.  [Details]


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