Law & Criminology for Walk-in Access - Recommended Resources

A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings etc.

Good for finding books, chapters and articles on British and Irish history, including the local history of e.g. London and Portsmouth but there are no direct links to articles found.

Provides access to subscribed Cambridge University Press electronic books

Access to over 200 highly academic full-text journals covering a wide range of subjects 

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

A major criminology abstracting service.

The Gale database of newspaper archives, covering over 400 years of content

• 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

Brief overview of some useful resources

Database of Oxford University Press journals

This database offers records of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716

This publisher's website gives access to the journals subscribed to by the University of Portsmouth

This provides access to many full-text academic journals published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Informa Health and Psychology Press

Web of Science – part of the Web of Knowledge collection of databases – consists of a number of databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports and conferences. Three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts (1975-) and Humanities Citation Index (1975-)) also contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching, allowing you to find articles that cite a previously published work. Conference Proceedings Citation Index – Science includes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

 

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