Use the following electronic and print indexes to find articles and other materials on specific topics in criminology and criminal justice in scholarly journals. A scholarly journal is a journal whose main purpose is to inform and to report on original research or experimentation. Scholarly journals are usually published by a scholarly professional association or a university and contain articles that are lengthy and extensively documented, with all references provided in footnotes or endnotes.
Provides access to indexing, abstracts, and available full text in a range of subject areas: business, education, science, humanities, social sciences. Covers both scholarly journals and popular magazines. Coverage begins in 1982, full-text coverage in 1994.
Contains summaries of more than 140,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles and unpublished research.
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