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.

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Advanced Search Techniques using the Library's Discovery Service (video)
This in depth video will go 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.

Access the full text of books, videos, and datasets about quantitative and qualitative research methods.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

More than 2,500 journals and more than nine million full-text articles are available providing access to the physical sciences and engineering life sciences.

Library Guide is available.

• Scopus 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.


fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

A key source for tracking down articles across the social sciences, including Criminology.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Consists of a number of databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports, and conferences.

Additional access instructions:

For off campus access use this link


• HeinOnline 

A collection of various legal sources. Useful for law, international relations, political and historical studies.


How to Use HeinOnline

Comprehensive User’s Guide (document)
This guide begins with how to login and offers tips on navigating the database’s content, searching, and more.

What is HeinOnline? (video)
Provides an overview of content, searching, and using the wealth of tools available.

Searching 101 (video)
This tutorial will provide basic search instruction, including search structure and syntax.

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Access to case judgments and legislation from common law jurisdictions around the world.

How to Use vLex Justis

User Guide (document)
A comprehensive guide that covers all aspects.

Getting Started (video)
Shows you how to use all the analysis tools and features.

UK and EU case reports, legislation, legal journals and Halsbury's Laws of England.


How to Use LexisLibrary

Foundation Certification Guide (document)
This guide includes the relevant information necessary to develop an understanding of how to use LexisLibrary.

Advanced Certification Guide (document)
This guide aims to equip students with a more specialised skill set and further understanding of how to use LexisLibrary.

Foundation Certification Training (video)
Guides you through the basics of LexisLibrary. Certification is optional.

Advanced Certification Training (video)
Guides you through more advance functions of LexisLibrary. Certification is optional.

Additional access instructions:

For use in the UK only

• Westlaw 

Contains full-text case law, legislation and, journal articles from the UK, EU, and some international.


How to Use Westlaw

Introduction to Westlaw (video)
Provides a useful introduction to Westlaw UK and teaches the basics of using the service.

Finding Primary Law (video)
Teaches the basics of finding primary law using Westlaw UK.

Finding Secondary Sources (video)
Teaches the basics of finding and using secondary sources on Westlaw UK.

Westlaw UK Advanced Training (video)
Teaches more advanced features and research techniques when using Westlaw UK.



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Your Subject Team

 Mystery Beck

Faculty Librarian Law & Criminology


phone (023) 9284 3240

 Sharon Bittner

Assistant Faculty Librarian (Humanities, Law, & Criminology)


phone (023) 9284 3234