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Criminal Justice: Databases

About Databases

Below are databases offered by Wor-Wic as well as those with open access.  To search Wor-Wic subscription databases off campus, you will need to sign into your account (same username and password as your Blackboard Account).  

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Databases offered by Wor-Wic

Academic Search Premier   

Periodical articles for research in all academic disciplines. For peer reviewed, select "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" on basic search screen.

Criminal Justice Database by ProQuest      

A comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. 

Gale Academic OneFile

 Articles from periodicals and reference sources in all academic disciplines. For peer reviewed, select “to peer-reviewed publications.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints 

Resource for debaters and includes viewpoints, reference articles, infographics, news, images, video, audio, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. 

ProQuest Central 

Periodical articles from 39 specialized databases in all major subject areas, including thousands of newspapers from around the world. Options for limiting to peer reviewed and scholarly journals are on the basic search screen.

Research Library 

Articles from periodicals in a wide range of academic subjects. Options for limiting to peer reviewed and scholarly journals are on the basic search screen

Open Access Databases

CIA World Fact Book 

Open access information on the history, people and society, government, economy, energy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Google Scholar 

Open access scholarly literature, articles, journals and conference papers, theses and dissertations, academic books, pre-prints, abstracts, technical reports, court opinions and patents. There is an option for case law search on home search screen. 

Hathi Trust 

The largest set of open access eBooks, with millions of titles, covering a broad set of scholarly interests.

Legal Information Institute 

Public access to U.S. laws and Codes with legal encyclopedias of business, constitutional, criminal, family, employment, and money and finances law provided by the Legal Information Institute (LII), a project of Cornell Law School. 

National Criminal Justice Reference Service 

Virtual library search to find bibliographic information and abstracts of more than 230,000 collection resources, including over 80,000 online materials.

National Forensic Journal 

A scholarly journal of the National Forensic Association.

USA Facts 

Provides understandable open access government data and analysis on U.S. crime and justice

Criminal Justice Database Tutorial