Criminal Justice Subject Guide Contents
Electronic Databases & Indexes
Electronic Indexes and Databases:
Electronic indexes and databases provide citations or references to the articles in journals, magazines, newspapers, books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, government documents, etc. In some library databases, the full text of the articles is available.
Criminal Justice Abstracts, the criminology database from SAGE Publications, contains comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines. Prepared in co-operation with the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University Law Library, Criminal Justice Abstracts covers crime trends, crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, juvenile justice, police, courts, punishment and sentencing. The database contains indexes and summaries of international journal articles, books, and governmental and non-governmental reports on a wide range of topics in criminal justice.
Subject Coverage - Major areas of coverage include:
Courts and the Legal Process
Crime, the Offender & the Victim
Crime Prevention & Control Strategies
Economic & Political Sciences
Juvenile Justice & Delinquency
Dates of Coverage: 1968 – current
Update Frequency: Quarterly
Proquest Criminal Justice Periodical Index provides a comprehensive selection of US and international criminal justice journals for students and professionals. Subjects covered include law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
Subject area: Social sciences, education, and humanities
Coverage: 1981 - present
Criminology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection
Includes the full-text of 23 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back 23 years, encompassing over 5,500 articles. It covers such subjects as Criminal Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Corrections, Penology, Policing, Forensic Psychology, and Family and Domestic Violence.
Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal and reference information. Use Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe for basic legal research including case law, codes and regulations, and secondary literature.
Summaries of more than 160,000 criminal justice publications including: Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research, reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. NCJRS services and resources are available to anyone interested in crime and public safety including policymakers, practitioners, researchers, educators, community leaders, and the general public. The NCJRS Database contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications. This Database contains abstracts, not full-text documents. Most documents published by NCJRS sponsoring agencies -- the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, all part of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, and the Office of National Drug Control Policy -- since 1995 are available in full-text online. When the full-text is available online, a link is included with the abstract.
Academic Search Premier
Books in Print Professional
CQ Researcher Online
Ebsco Electronic Journal Service (EJS)
Gale Ready Reference Shelf
GPO Monthly Catalog
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
MAS Full-text : Ultra School Edition
Proquest Digital Dissertations
ProQuest Psychology Journals
Social Work Abstract
Union Lists of Periodicals
Wilson Select Plus
Use Database Finder to search for a list of databases recommended for Criminal Justice.
1. On the Library's home page select Databases
2. Click the drop-down menu Select a Subject located under Browse the Subject List of Databases
3. Scroll down to Criminal Justice, click Go
Students, faculty, and staff can access the majority of electronic databases and indexes available at Chesnutt Library from computers located off-campus.
1. On the Library's home page select Off-Campus Access (located under Services near the bottom of the page).
2. Read the information and click Create a PIN now
3. Enter the requested information, including a new pin at least 4 digits long.
4. A similar screen will pop up prompting you to enter the PIN two more times.
5. If successful you be in My Library Record. If you receive an error or invalid PIN message contact the Circulation desk at 910-672-1231 for help.
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