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.


Contains academic peer-reviewed journal articles as well as professional and trade publications covering a vast range of business topics.  Also includes country overviews, market reports and company swot analyses. 

Searching Business Source Complete video (you will need to self-enrol on the Moodle site to view this video and then click back on the link)


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

A major criminology abstracting service.


This aggregator covers a large range of full text journals.


A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences. This database is available on the EBSCO platform allowing you to search this database alongside others within Discovery.

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.

Your Subject Team

Mystery Beck

Faculty Librarian Law & Criminology


Phone: (023) 9284 3240

Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian


Phone: (023) 9284 3234

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