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Top Criminal Justice Databases
These are the major databases for criminal justice research.
Criminal Justice Database
Indexes and provides full-text access to articles published in 45 criminal justice journals frequently consulted by professionals. Also includes citations and abstracts for more than 100 additional journals. Focuses on practical issues in crime prevention and deterrence, juvenile delinquency, police issues, and courtroom procedures.
Criminal Justice Collection
Powered by InfoTrac, Criminal Justice Collection takes users straight to the answers they need from nearly 4.3 million articles— helping them bypass the errors and irrelevant results that often accompany Internet searches. Updated daily, the database yields current, relevant results.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database
Indexes and provides abstracts for more than 180,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, journal articles and unpublished research.
Other Databases to Try
Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for academic research including journal articles, books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and other scholarly material.
Using the library links ensures that you don't have to pay for articles. Just use the "Find it @ WOU" link located to the right of or below the article (you need to use the expand arrows to see it when it is below the article).
Indexes and summarizes more than 2 million scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. 97 percent of the material is peer-reviewed. The database also includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, law and others.
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center provides intelligent, thoughtfully worded discussion centering on the key issues of our time, such as genetic engineering, environmental policy, prejudice, abortion, health care reform, and media violence.
Other Databases @ WOU
This link takes you to the library's main article databases page. Consider other databases for information related to criminal justice, like:
Business Source Premier -- police strikes, corporate crime; administration personnel and management
ERIC -- delinquency, crime and the schools; correctional education
PsycINFO -- cause and effect of criminal behavior; some training and personnel issues; applied psychology