Electronic Resources - Criminology

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Contact Jo-Anne Watts on 01782 734503 or email j.watts@keele.ac.uk

Searching for Journal Articles

Databases and E-Journal Collections

You can search or browse these online collections to find e-journal articles.

In some cases the full-text of an article will be available directly from your search results to view online. If the full-text isn't available from your search results, look for the @Keele logo and click this. This will search all our e-journal collections and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection.

EBSCO
Academic Search Complete contains the full text of over 8500 journals covering almost every area of academic study.
Click here to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO.

HeinOnline
A journal database containing full-text international and US journals, over 400 titles, almost all of which date back to the first volume. If you are off campus use the "UK Federation login", select "University of Keele" from the list, click "Authenticate". When prompted type in your Keele username and password to log into the HeinOnline service.
View the Quick Guide to Using HeinOnline.

JSTOR
A searchable full text archive of over 130 important journals. JSTOR is not specifically a collection of Criminology journals but some titles may be of interest.
Click here to access JSTOR from off-campus using your Keele username and password.
View the Quick Guide to Using JSTOR.

NEW Oxford Journals
A collection of more than 250 electronic journal titles from Oxford University Press with full-text access from 1996 to the latest issue for all titles. 

ProQuest 
Access to many different resources, including Sociological Abstracts, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts (which contains summaries of over 174,000 U.S. and international publications) and NEW Social Sciences Premium Collection with access to ProQuest Criminal Justice.
Click here to access ProQuest from off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest.

Sage Premier
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier.

Science Direct
An online database which contains the full-text of more than 1000 journals in the life, physical, medical, technical and social sciences.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Science Direct
View the Quick Guide to Using Science Direct.

NEW Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of over 1500 journals from Taylor & Francis Online with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access T&F off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials to help you find journal articles.

Web of Science
Includes the Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.
Click here to access Web of Science from off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
View the Quick Guide to Using Web of Science

NEW Wiley Online Library
A collection of over 1400 journals from the Wiley Online Library with full-text access and backfile content from 1997 onwards for most titles.
Click here to access Wiley off-campus (you will need your Keele username and password to log-in).
Click here to access a range of interactive tutorials and user guides to help you find journal articles.


To find a specific e-journal title, or to browse what is available, go to the e-journals search. For help using the ejournals search, take a look at this quick video tutorial.

To find out what titles are available in the Library's print collection, use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Journals'.

Selected E-journals for Criminology

Looking for an e-journal?

The e-journals listed below are just a few of the relevant titles which the Library provides access to. Please see our e-journals search to find out what other titles are available.

From off-campus you will need to log-in to access the full-text of articles within these journals. Look out for a link called “institutional log-in” or "Shibboleth log-in", select the UK Federation and then Keele University and log in using your Keele username and password. For further help with logging-in please see our off-campus access help page.

British Journal of Criminology
The British Journal of Criminology: An International Review of Crime and Society is one of the world's top criminology journals. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1960 (volume 1) to the current issue. 

Crime, Law and Social Change
Crime, Law and Social Change covers crime and deviance at the global, national, regional and local level, worldwide. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997 (volume 27) to the current issue. 

Criminal Justice Matters
CJM is the magazine of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1997 (volume 27) to the current issue. 

Critical Social Policy
Critical Social Policy provides an international forum for advocacy, analysis and debate on social policy issues. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1999 (volume 19) to the current issue. 

Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice is concerned with all major aspects of the criminal justice process, penal policy and crime prevention, in Britain and overseas. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1996 (volume 35) to the current issue.

Theoretical Criminology
Theoretical Criminology is concerned with theories, concepts, narratives and myths of crime, criminal behaviour, social deviance, criminal law, morality, justice, social regulation and governance. The full-text of articles in this journal are available online from 1999 (volume 3) to the current issue. 

E-book Collections

Criminology Books

Use Library Search to search for individual titles held by the Library.

In addition, several ebook collections are available for you to use. These allow you to read books in full, online.
View the Quick Guide to Using e-books for help starting to use these collections.

Dawsonera
An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Criminology.
You will need your Keele username and password to access individual ebooks to access the collection off-campus click here.

EBSCO Ebook Collection
A large collection of ebooks with some texts on various aspects of Criminology.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.

MyiLibrary
A collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes many titles relating to Criminology. The collection is developing and new titles will continue to be added.
You will need your keele username and password for off-campus access.

You may also like to look at Google Books. Whilst this does not provide access to the full text of many books, you can access limited previews for some titles.

Selected E-books for Criminology

Looking for an ebook on Criminology?

The following are suggested titles in our collection. Many more are available through Library Search. You will need your Keele University username and password to log-in to the ebooks.

(N. B. Students should of course refer to, and follow, guidance on reading provided by tutors or module handbooks in the first instance).

Selected Criminology Ebooks

Brookman, F. (2005) Understanding homicide. London: Sage.

Carrabine, E. (2009) Criminology: a sociological introduction, 2nd edition. Abingdon: Routledge.

Davies, M. (2005) Criminal justice: an introduction to the criminal justice system in England and Wales, 3rd edition. Harlow: Pearson Longman.

Emsley, C. (2005) Crime and society in England, 1750-1900, 3rd edition. London: Pearson Longman.

Godfrey, B.S. (2005) Crime and justice, 1750-1950. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.

Godfrey, B.S. (2008) History and crime. Los Angeles: Sage.

Jewkes, Y. and Letherby, G. (2002) Criminology: a reader. London: Sage.

Jewkes, Y. and Bennett, J. (2008) Dictionary of prisons and punishment. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.

McGuire, J. (2004) Understanding psychology and crime: perspectives on theory and action. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

McLaughlin, E. (2001) The Sage dictionary of criminology. London: Sage.

Newburn, T., Williamson, T. and Wright, A. (2007) Handbook of criminal investigation. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.

Newburn, T. (2008) Handbook of policing, 2nd edition. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.

Pakes, F.J. and Winstone, J. (2007) Psychology and crime: understanding and tackling offending behaviour. Cullompton: Willan Publishing.

Walklate, S. (2007) Understanding criminology: current theoretical debates, 3rd edition. Maidenhead: Open University Press.

 

Key Legal Resources

Key Legal Resources

You can find out more about the key legal resources available by looking at the Law subject page

Westlaw UK
Contains the full-text of The Law Reports from 1865, as well as legislation dating back to 1267.
Use your Keele username and password to access the service.
View the Quick Guide to Using Westlaw UK.

LexisLibrary
Our other paid-for source of case reports and UK legislation, but it also contains material relating to tax cases, consumer law, local government, and trading standards. Titles include the Butterworths Employment Law Handbook, Trading And Consumer Law, Halsbury's Laws and Local Government Reports.
You will need your Keele username and password to access LexisLibrary from both on and off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using LexisLibrary.

Newspapers

Newspapers

The following services provide full-text access to a large number of newspapers.

ProQuest UK Newsstand
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using ProQuest UK Newsstand.

Nexis UK
A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.
You will need to use your Keele username and password for both on-campus and off-campus access to Nexis UK.
View the Quick Guide to Using Nexis UK.

The Times Digital Archive
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2006. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access.
View the Quick Guide to Using The Times Digital Archive.

Theses

Theses

Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele theses held in the Library.

ETHOS
The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

PhDData
An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Other Useful Links

Other Useful Links

Cardiff Index to Legal Abbreviations
Use this site to search for the meaning of abbreviations for English language legal publications.

Centre for Crime and Justice Studies
An independent charity at King’s College London that informs and educates about all aspects of crime and the criminal justice system.

Eighteenth Century Official Parliamentary Publications Portal 1688-1834
Go back in time courtesy of BOPCRIS, to read Parliamentary papers from the 17th century onwards.

Google Scholar
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too.
You can use the 'Scholar Preferences' options to set Google Scholar to recognise which articles you have full-text access to through Keele's subscriptions.
View the Quick Guide to Using Google Scholar to see how this can be done.

Hansard
Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Daily Debates from Hansard are published the next working day by 6am.

Home Office
The website of the lead government department for policies on immigration, passports, counter-terrorism, policing, drugs and crime.

Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice has responsibility for the courts, prisons, probation services and attendance centres.

Nacro
The website of the crime reduction charity NACRO.

National Statistics
A vast range of official UK statistics and information about statistics.

Proceedings of the Old Bailey
Searchable, digitised collection of all surviving editions of the Old Bailey Proceedings from 1674 to 1913.

RefWorks
Reference management software which you can use to import, manage and save references from your research, whether they are from books, library databases, journals, web pages or other sources.
You will need your Keele username and password to access RefWorks.
View the Quick Guide to Using RefWorks.
View more RefWorks help.

Zetoc
Use this site to set up e-mail alerts to your inbox when new issues of journals are published. Zetoc will send you an e-mail containing the new issue’s table of contents.

Guides and Tutorials

The following tutorials are available:

Internet for Sociologists
A free, simple, interactive tutorial to improve online research skills for Sociology.

Online Reading Lists for Criminology

Online Reading Lists for Criminology
View reading lists for Criminology modules online.

When viewing your list, select any resource to view more details, including  links to ebooks, ejournals and websites and the availability of print copies in the Library. From here, you can access the library catalogue to view additional details, place a reservation or use other borrower services

Sign-in with your Keele username and password if you wish to add personal study notes to your lists.

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