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Suggested Databases for Criminology Articles
Westlaw is a legal database that includes secondary and primary legal sources. Primary sources include statutes, codes, and case law. Secondary sources include articles from legal journals and the American Jurisprudence legal encyclopedia.
Provides full-text online access to a range of reference works published by Salem Press in the areas of health, history, literature, and science
Credo Reference provides Topic Pages, which offer background information on a particular topic that can give you an easy starting point and pathways for further research; Access to hundreds of in-depth subject encyclopedias and handbooks covering every major subject from Accounting to Art History and Shakespeare to Einstein; and Mind Maps that visually show relationships between topics and keywords.
Issues and Controversies
Explore current issues and events with in-depth articles made to inspire thought-provoking debates. Topic pages feature the latest related news coverage from Reuters® as well as a variety of helpful background information, from the key pro/con arguments to chronologies of related events to primary documents. Updated weekly.
Academic Search Premier
This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
Google Scholar includes both books and articles. Be careful when selecting that the source is reputable. If an article is not made freely available online, remember that you can use the BC3 Library's Request an Article service to request it and we will do our best to obtain it and email it to you - free of charge.
Open Educational Resources
Annenberg Learner Videos
This course is broken down into units, each exploring the topic through a one-hour video video.
The Constitution: That Delicate Balance
Related Guides by the BC3 Library
The BC3 Library has both print and electronic books for criminology, law, and related subjects. They are all listed in the BC3 Library Catalog where you will find Dewey call numbers to locate books on the shelves (lower level of the library) and links to connect you to e-books. E-books can also be searched separately in our two e-book collections: e-Book Central by Proquest and e-Book Collection by EBSCO.
Browsing the Stacks
Criminology books in the library can be found in the 364 area of the shelves.
Social interaction, culture, law, criminal law, and other types of law can all be found in the 300s section.
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