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MULTIDISCIPLINARY REFERENCE DATABASES

  • GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
    Access to the full text of over 200 authoritative electronic reference books. Includes; Crime and Punishment; Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice; Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics; Encyclopedia of Criminological Theory; and Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities.
  • CREDO REFERENCE
    An online collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other ready-reference books covering a range of topics. Includes: Dictionary of Policing; Dictionary of Prisons and Punishment; Dictionary of Offender Management; Dictionary of Youth Justice; and Essential Criminology.
  • CQ PUBLIC AFFAIRS
    A storehouse of public policy content, organized into subject areas, including advocacy and public service, culture and recreation, education, environment, science. In depth reporting on vital issues, statistical and historical analysis, historic documents and primary source materials.
  • POINTS OF VIEW
    Essays providing opposing perspectives and critical analysis on over 280 current issues. For each topic covered, there is an overview essay (objective background/description), point argument, counterpoint argument, and Critical Thinking Guide.

LISTS OF KEY SOURCES BY TOPIC

  • OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHIES - CRIMINOLOGY
    As a discipline which examines crime as a social phenomenon, criminology is a constantly changing and expanding field. Oxford Bibliographies in Criminology is a much-needed online guide to the essential literature across the various subfields of criminology.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE WEBSITES

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE
    Topic overviews and summaries of research findings related to the courts, corrections, crime prevention, law enforcement and victimization. Provides information on programs and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
  • NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFERENCE SERVICE
    Searchable database, with information on corrections, courts, crime prevention, international law, juvenile justice, and law enforcement; information on drugs and crime, crime victims, and criminal justice statistics.
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