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Criminology - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with. Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles for example the Fraud Hub, or the Discovery Service (link here is to an animated guide, open the power point and  start from the beginning). Alternatively library staff or your Discovery search may identify one database as containing significantly more material of interest to you. Here are some databases that we recommend as aggregating relevant material for criminologists.

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Useful for cybercrime, fraud, management and security in particular.


A major criminology abstracting service.


This aggregator covers a large range of full text journals.


Primary and secondary legal resources, plus UK newspapers.


A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences, including public administration - very strong on sociology and criminology topics.


Westlaw not in Discovery 

Primary and secondary legal resources plus EU materials.

You may also find it useful to scan some general criminology journals as they will highlight new trends in research and suggest possible research topics for dissertations. This list is not exhaustive, and you may find other journals more suited to your needs.

abnormal psychology
Crime investigation
criminal law
criminological research / policing
penal & related institutions
Probation service
Psychology of crime
Sociology of crime
sociology of deviance

See also:

You may also find relevant resources listed under: Journalism, Law, Politics & International Relations, Psychology and Sociology.

Your Subject Team

Linda Jones

(Faculty Librarian)


Phone:(023) 9284 3240

Sharon Bittner

(Assistant Faculty Librarian)


Phone:(023) 9284 3234