Subject Guide Spotlight: Criminal Justice

Did you know we also have a subject guide for Criminal Justice?

This subject guide is located on the Library’s portal page. Some of the highlights include the very best databases to search when you need materials in this field, including ProQuest for journal articles and LexisNexis for newspaper articles.

There is also a section for open access electronic journals. Open access means that anyone can see the entire full text of a journal’s articles without having to pay for it. Some examples include The International Journal of Conflict and Violence, Law and Contemporary Problems, and Forensic Science Communications. Below the journals is a section for government and non-government resources — everything from “Poverty-Related Links” to “Bureau of Justice Statistics”!

Can’t make it to the library and are looking for electronic books that you can read from home? There’s a list of applicable databases for you to use in that situation as well.

There is also some links for professional associations (as an example, Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Science), and a listing of physical resources we keep within our reference collection. Since they are reference materials, this means that they are not checked out and are always available for you to look at when the library is open. Some examples include “Guide to American Law”, “Century of Juvenile Justice”, and “Forensic Science and Law”.

Good luck with all your studying this summer and into the fall semester!


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