Welcome to the Criminology subject page.  This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.

Getting started

All required reading for your modules should be available from your online reading lists. In addition to prescribed reading, when doing your own research ‘beyond your reading list’, LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to simultaneously search for academic content across a number of different sources. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.

Journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • CredoCriminal Justice 
    A collection of online reference books. 
  • Sage Journals Online
    Full-text of nearly 500 journals covering all disciplines, including 35 criminology journals.
  • Taylor & Francis Online 
    Access to over 1100 social sciences and humanities journals including The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice and Global Crime.
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including Criminal Justice Ethics, Women and Criminology and Public Policy.
  • Lexis Library  
    Good coverage of UK newspapers. Remember to click on News from the menu to access the newspaper search. 
  • Scopus 
    Access to the largest abstract and indexing database of peer-reviewed literature. Coverage is multidiscipinary.
  • Statista A comprehensive statistics platform with access to over 1.5 million data sets and revenue forecasts from 2015 to 2020 on over 400 industries. Includes access to the Global Consumer Survey database. For more information and a search tutorial, check this guide.
  • Web of Science 
    A multidisciplinary abstracting database indexing over 10,000 journals in science, social sciences, arts and humanities.
  • UK Data Service 
    Crime-related data held by the UK Data Service include not only national crime surveys (which cover diverse issues such as identity theft and alcohol-related disorder in the night-time economy), but also illegal drug use, workers in the criminal justice system, football hooliganism, and community policing in Africa. Use the keyword anywhere search.

Academic Librarian

Your Librarian is Sinéad McGhee. Sinéad can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: s.mcghee@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308867

Follow the Library on Twitter @AbertayLibrary

Other resources and support

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