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

REMINDER: Download the University VPN system to access these resources while you're studying off campus.

Now that you are in university, your lecturers are expecting you to use academic/scholarly resources. This means that you will need to learn how to use the library resources effectively as relying on Google will not get you a decent grade. Work through the following steps to become acquainted with our resources:

Step 1 - Watch the Effective Reading video (shows you how to skim, scan, and read in depth. Useful techniques for research and weekly readings)

Step 2 - Watch the Advanced Search Techniques using the Library's Discovery Service video (this is a longer video but is KEY for successful research at the university level)

Step 3 - Watch all four of the Finding Resources in Lexis and Westlaw videos (you will have to utilise both legal databases in for your work)

Step 4 - Explore journals relevant to your topic and reliable resources (these are the kinds of resources your lecturers are expecting you to use in addition to books)

Step 5 - Think about using an assignment calculator to stay organised and on track (I recommend Studiosity’s Assignment Calculator)

Step 6 - Consider attending a drop in session to ask questions about referencing or research

Step 7 - Book an appointment with your librarians so you can ask questions, gain clarity on certain resources, and receive feedback.


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


Remember to check the date for Full Text Access. Ideally it's best to go with YEAR - present

Your Subject Team

 Mystery Beck

Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3240

 Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3234