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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Search across all subject areas.

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.

• PsycInfo 

fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery


  • PsycInfo contain journal article abstracts with links to the full-text where available


  • Locate articles from the psychological, social, behavioural, and health sciences subject areas. Useful for those looking for materials related to psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work


  • Keyword and Thesaurus searching with ability to refine results by date, peer reviewed, age, gender, author, language
  • Cited reference search and links
  • Help pages available
  • This database is available to search on its own from the link above, plus you will find PsycArticle articles when searching Discovery

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 but with strong American bias although it does include the English Reports, covering important cases reported before the Official Law Reports started in 1865 and Statutes of the Realm 1235-1713

Jurisdictions Covered: Canada, UK, and USA.


How to Use HeinOnline

How to Search in HeinOnline
Whether you are new to HeinOnline or a regular user who needs to brush up on their skills, this short tutorial covers the basics of searching. We’ll take a look at how to search from the welcome page, or from within a specific collection, while introducing some basic syntax options.


Remember to check the date for Full Text Access. Ideally it's best to go with YEAR - present

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