Criminology

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.

Assignment Calculators

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

Advanced Search Techniques using the Library's Discovery Service
Goes over how to use the Advanced Search feature in the Library's Discovery Service. It will discuss how to find keywords, Boolean operators, other search techniques, as well as accessing online resources.

Doing a Literature Search
This video covers the five steps of the literature search process. The video also covers some search techniques and recommends other videos for further viewing.

Effective Reading
When and how you should skim, scan, and read in depth. Useful techniques for research and weekly readings.

Introduction to Legal Databases 
Describes what legal databases are available from the library, where to access the legal databases, and how to use them. The video will also discuss why it's important to become familiar with and utilise all of the legal databases.

Introduction to Library Website and Criminology Subject Pages (General) 
Introduces the subject librarians, the key features of the library's website, as well as how to find the subject pages.

Introduction to Library Website and Criminology Subject Pages for Policing Students  
Introduces the subject librarians, the key features of the library's website, a note about using the VPN on work devices, as well as how to find the subject pages with a focus on policing resources.

Reading Lists 
Covers everything related to your reading list, including how to access lists via Moodle and the library website and what to do if you're using the VPN or not using the VPN.

Referencing Tips 
Referencing tips for students at any level. It will also show students where to go to find more help with referencing.

Databases

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

Journals

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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 Law & Criminology

email Mystery.Beck@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3240

 Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian (Humanities, Law, & Criminology)

email sharon.bittner@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3234