Databases - Most Useful
- Criminal Justice Abstracts
Criminal Justice Abstracts, the criminology database contains comprehensive coverage of international journals, books, reports, dissertations and unpublished papers on criminology and related disciplines.
- Criminal Justice Periodicals Index (CJPI)
Provides cover-to-cover access for 45 criminal
justice journals frequently consulted by professionals, plus complete
abstracts for over 100 additional titles from 1981-present.
- Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Full-text coverage of general news, business,
legal, governmental and other topics. Also called Lexis-Nexis Academic
Universe. Also called Academic Universe.
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database
Indexes and abstracts more than 160,000 criminal
justice publications including: federal, state, and local government
reports, books, research reports, journal articles, unpublished
research. Includes a full text subset of more than 1,500 publications
on this site and from NCJRS partner agency web sites.
- PsycINFO (CSA)
Online version of Psychological Abstracts, 1887
to present. Covers journal articles, book chapters, books, technical
reports, and dissertations, in psychology and psychological aspects of
related disciplines. Some links to full text.
- Sociological Abstracts
Sociology-related topics such as: abuse and
neglect, aging, anthropology, criminology, crisis intervention,
demography, education, ethnic studies, law and penology, social
psychology, urban studies, violence, and women's studies. From 1963-
Databases - Also Useful
- America: History and Life
Bibliographic database covering the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.
- CQ Researcher
Provides in-depth reports on current events and
topics of current interest. Each report provides historical background
on the topic, outside commentary, pro/con arguments, chronological
information, and a substantial bibliography. CQ Researcher addresses a
wide range of topics including legal, political, and social issues,
communication and mass media, health, education, science, and
technology. Coverage is from 1923 to the present.
- Digital National Security Archive
The most comprehensive collection available of
significant primary documents central to US foreign and military
policy since 1945.
- Ethnic Newswatch
News, culture and history from 200+ publications of the ethnic, minority and native press in English and Spanish.
(Changed to Proquest Jan 2004)A full-text
collection of international journals,magazines, newsletters, regional
publications, special reports and conference proceedings devoted to
women's and gender issues.
- Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text and Retrospective
Covers the most important English language legal
information, with international coverage and access to scholarly
articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions,
legislation, books, book reviews, and more. Coverage dates: Indexing
1908+, Abstracting 1990+, select Full Text 1995+
- Legal Trac (InfoTrac)
Provides indexing for approximately 800 of the
most highly regarded legal publications: major law reviews, legal
newspapers, law specialty publications, bar association journals, and
international legal journals from 1980 -
- Lexis-Nexis Congressional Universe
Lexis Nexis Congressional provides a
comprehensive view of congressional action and the behind-the-scenes
activity involved in crafting U.S. legislation. It includes the
Congressional Research Digital Collection (CRDC)Committee Prints and
CRS Reports (1824-Present), Statutes at Large (1789-present), and the
Serial Set Index (1789-1969).
- PAIS International
Materials on public affairs from 1972 to date.
Includes articles, books, conference proceedings, government
documents, book chapters, and statistical directories about public
- Social Sciences Full-Text
350 core periodicals in the fields of anthropology, economics,
geography, law and criminology, political science, social work,
sociology, and international relations from 1983-Abstracting coverage
begins with periodicals published in January 1994. Abstracts range
from 50 to 300 words and describe the content and scope of the source
articles. Full text coverage begins in January 1995.
- Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice
This uniquely interdisciplinary resource covers
legal, sociological, psychological, historical, and economic aspects
of crime and justice worldwide.
- Encyclopedia of Everyday Law
Fills a much-needed gap between legal texts
focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical
guides dealing with the law and its everyday
- Criminology Journals at FSU
- ABC Clio EBooks
ABC CLIO offers easy navigation to full-text electronic books on varying subjects ranging from terrorism to world cultures.
- Sage eReference
Full-Text access to Sage reference books on a variety of social science topics.
- FSU School of Criminology & Criminal Justice
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
Federal agency which collects, analyzes, and publishes data related to crime in the United States.
- Federal Bureau of Prisons
Agency which administers United States federal prisons.
Contact a Librarian for Criminal Justice
Research Guides: Criminal Justice