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Criminology: Useful Databases

Useful Databases

These databases allow you to search for material including articles, conference proceedings and books. Some, but not all, databases provide links to the full text of articles, where the university has a subscription to that title.

Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology Online

Literature search planning worksheet

Before you start your literature search use the worksheet below to plan your search strategy. A 'completed' version is included to show how the worksheet is used.

Planning your literature search in this way should help you work in a more systematic way and will provide you with a record of what you have done for when you write up your research methods.

A simplified version (Keywords: Improving your search) can be used to help you come up with search terms.