This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects, dissertations, and theses in Criminology.

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Provide access to useful research materials from abstracts, academic journals, newspapers, e-books, and various multimedia.

These are the available journals organised by general topics. Journals have overlapping topics, so please venture into other topics and explore those journals as well.

Click 'more' to learn about academic/scholarly and professional journals.


What Are Academic/Scholarly Journals and Articles?

  • Journals that provide good quality research articles
  • Journals that are listed higher on the Scimago Journal Rank
  • Articles are normally peer reviewed (experts in the profession have reviewed the research and agree that its findings are accurate and contributes to the field)
  • Articles typically have the following information available in the abstract: background, research methods, results, and conclusions
  • Articles will have an extensive bibliography showing where the writer got their information
  • Articles that have been cited multiple times by others suggest strong research

What Are Professional Journals and Articles?

  • Journals include recent issues relevant to a particular profession
  • Articles are short and not normally in depth compared to academic articles
  • Articles do not normally have an abstract or decent bibliography
  • Useful for understanding recent issues, not so much for quality research

Tips for Searching for Reliable Journals and Articles

  • When looking for journal articles, it is best to use the library rather than Google. This is because researchers from the university and librarians have located the most reliable academic/scholarly journals related to a particular field.
  • Remember: you will have to play around with the keywords/short phrases to find the right combination. Use one keyword/short phrase per line in the search box (the library search doesn't work like the Google search).

• Criminology (General)

This is not a complete list. More general criminology journals are available in Discovery.

• Policing

This is not a complete list. More policing journals are available in Discovery.

Your Subject Team

 Mystery Beck

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 Sharon Bittner

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