Criminal Justice

Subject Librarian
email Abby Adams

emailaadams5@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3567
location_onUniversity Library: LI-104

Key Databases

Criminal Justice Abstracts

Comprehensive coverage of the journal literature of criminal justice including full text of 270 journals and abstracts for 130 additional journals. Also includes selected books and reports.

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Coverage:
1968 +
Updated:
weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Criminal Justice Periodicals Index

Index to the literature of criminal justice including full text coverage of 65 journals and abstracts of 155 additional journals.

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Coverage:
1971 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Web of Science (also known as WOS)

The Libraries' Web of Science subscription includes coverage from 1983 on for Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index. It also includes citation coverage for books, conference proceedings, data sets, patents and other materials (coverage dates vary).

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Coverage:
1983+
Updated:
regularly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping product. Data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates. A complete list of GIS data available can be found in their data directory.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center

Essential for security analysts and researchers, this database provides full-text articles, news feeds, reports, books and summaries covering regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and risk management options. Nearly 3,000 full-text resources.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR Security Studies

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.The JSTOR Security Studies collection gathers academic and policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues from a global perspective.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Criminology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

Provides access to the full text of 17 journals on criminology published by Sage and its publishing partners.

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Cybersecurity & Privacy

Cybersecurity & Privacy Law360 provides breaking news and analysis on cybersecurity and privacy law. Coverage includes cybersecurity and privacy suits and enforcement actions, data protection compliance issues, data breaches, as well as domestic and international policy developments.

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Coverage:
NA
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
EBSCO : Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 9,000 full-text periodicals (7,900+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Google Scholar

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database for access to articles, papers, books, theses, etc. in the social sciences, humanities and sciences. (In order to link to materials owned by the University at Albany Libraries, you must set preferences when off campus. When you open up Google Scholar, select Settings. Then under Library Links check University at Albany, State University of New York - Full-Text @ My Library, SUNY - Albany - ProQuest Fulltext, University at Albany SUNY - Cengage Gale Full Text, University at Albany, SUNY - Find It @ UAlbany Libs, and Open Worldcat.)

Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No (Links to University Libraries and free resources)
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ICPSR

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Searchable by broad subject category or keyword. Most files are freely available to download and is an itegral part of the infrastructure of social science research. In order to download data, first-time UAlbany users must create a MyData account from a UAlbany computer. Once you have created an account that identifies you with UAlbany, you may access ICPSR data from off-campus and social media accounts.

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Coverage:
1962 +
Updated:
As new data becomes available
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Index to Legal Periodicals and Books

Articles from legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar association organs, law reviews, and government publications originating in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Includes book reviews.

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Coverage:
1983 +
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
Limited to four concurrent users
Lexis Nexis - Nexis Uni

Databases for news, law, business, biography, medicine, and reference. A Source List is available for viewing.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies, some daily updates
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database (Via U.S. Department of Justice)

Contains summaries of more than 197,000 criminal justice publications, including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.

Coverage:
1972 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PAIS International/PAIS Archive

PAIS International provides references to books, journal articles, government documents, and privately published research reports on almost any topic that has a public affairs dimension. It is international in coverage. Coverage begins with 1972 but the PAIS Archive extends coverage back to 1915.

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Coverage:
1915 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
ProQuest Social Science Premium Collection

This Collection provides abstracts, indexing, and full-text coverage of journal articles, books, dissertations, and more.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PsycINFO [includes PsycARTICLES]

PsycINFO covers the international literature in psychology and related behavioral and social sciences including psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, education, pharmacology and linguistics. Citations are linked to the full text of 50+ journals published by the APA and included in PsycARTICLES.

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Coverage:
1887 +
Updated:
Weekly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sage Research Methods

Sage Research Methods provides a comprehensive array of resources related to quantitative and qualitative social science research methodologies. Included in this database are reference materials, journal articles, books, handbooks, and video which describe and explain social science research methods.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Social Explorer

SocialExplorer is award winning demographic data visualization and research website designed to engage users through dynamic maps and customizable reports. From research libraries to classrooms to government agencies to corporations to the front page of the New York Times, SocialExplorer helps the public engage with society and science. Creating an account is optional. To continue without being able to save and share projects, click "Use as a guest". Please see a reference librarian for any questions.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously updated
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Sociological Abstracts

Primary database for sociology, covering journal articles, book reviews, abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations and conference papers.

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Coverage:
1952 +
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Westlaw Campus Research

Abridged version of Westlaw; includes full-text of state and federal court decisions, state and federal statutes, law reviews, American Jurisprudence 2d, and American Law Reports 2-5th and Fed.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
Limited to ten concurrent users