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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Assignment Calculators

These assignment calculators will take your deadline and give you a suggested breakdown of tasks to help make research, planning, and writing more manageable.


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

A database of digitised UK doctoral theses offering free online access to theses of participating Higher Education institutions.


Europe E-theses Portal.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The University Library maintains a limited selection of undergraduate student dissertations, taught postgraduate student dissertations and MPhils in electronic form.

The IJC will only publish undergraduate dissertations that receive a first class mark, and it should be noted that these criminology papers are NOT peer reviewed, edited or assessed for their quality.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

A collection of PhD theses by UoP SCCJ students.

PhD level theses, including Prof Docs and MPhils, written by Portsmouth students, printed copies - 2013 and earlier.

Library and Archives Canada database.

• Trove 

National Library of Australia’s Trove database.


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