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Selected Resources

Statistics Sources Primary Indexes & Abstracts
Additional Indexes & Abstracts Other Sources [reference books, Internet links]


Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics -- (Gov Docs J 29.9/6: for volumes 1985-present) -- annual compendium of criminal justice statistics (public & private sources); frequently reports data not found elsewhere in print (source bibliographies are included).

Uniform Crime Reports for the United States (annual, 1930 to date) -- Gov. Docs U.S. J 1.14/7:

Statistical Abstract of the United States -- Info Desk HA 202 .A38 (latest volume); Gov Docs C 3.134: (1938-1998) section five: Law Enforcement, Courts, Prisons. See also StatUSA (online under E-Reference/Statistics)

American Statistics Index [ASI] -- Government Documents Index Tables -- provides bibliographic coverage to all statistical data published by branches and agencies of the federal government; indexes specific tables of data.

County & City Data Book -- Reference HA202 .A36 1994 and Gov Docs C 3.134/2:C 83/2/; section on Crime and Education.


Criminal Justice Abstracts (online 1968 to present; 1978 to 1994 at Reference HV 6001 .C67), previous title 1970-1977: Crime and Delinquency Literature.

Criminal Justice Periodical Index (online, part of ProQuest), includes full-text access to periodicals such as American Criminal Law Review, American Journal of Criminal Justice, American Journal of Criminal Law, Criminal Justice Ethics, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology, Journal of Legal Studies, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Law & Order, Social Justice.

Sociofiles (online 1974 to present); available as Sociological Abstracts (1953 to date) at Reference HM 1 .S67


ProQuest (online); general periodicals, journals; includes Social Science.

Academic Universe (online); search News and Legal for access to full-text newspaper, magazine, journal articles, including law review publications.

Access these INSPIRE databases for general articles [some full-text]: Academic Search Elite; MasterFile FullTEXT 1500

Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature (1900 to date) -- Reference Index Alcove.

Newspaper indexes, including New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, located in Reference Index Alcove; see also ProQuest (citations only), Academic Universe (Top News and General News Topics, both full-text of wide variety of newspapers); for local coverage, visit the Terre Haute Tribune Star Index  Archival copies of newspapers are on microfilm (2nd floor).

PsycInfo (online), 1974 to present and Psychological Abstracts -- Reference BF 1 .P65

Columbia International Affairs Online (online), 1976 to present for English-language source materials; from 1972 for non-English materials -- international coverage of political and social science topics from books, journals, government documents.

Social Sciences Index (1900 to date, available as part of ProQuest, 1983 to date); older volumes in Reference Alcove; broader coverage of issues.


Administration of Justice Research Guide [5 rating from Argus]

American Correctional Association Directory of Juvenile & Adult Correctional Departments, Institutions, Agencies & Paroling Authorities -- Reference Desk HJ 9463 .D57; also statistical info (Informational Summaries). See also

American Justice (3 volumes) – Reference KF 154 .A44 1996.

Community Justice Exchange offers information and assistance to help bring together criminal justice agencies and ordinary citizens to make communities safer.

Crime and the Justice Systems in America : an encyclopedia -- Reference HV 6789 .C6884 1997.

Criminal Justice Documents (a selective, annotated bibliography of U.S. government publications since 1975; a LUIS title search would indicate which items this Library has; others should be available via Interlibrary Loan -- Reference Z 5703.4 .C73 B47 1987.

Criminal Justice Education & - provides information and links on researching, educating, and career preparation in the fields of criminology and criminal justice.

Criminal Justice Research Sources (3rd ed.) -- Reference Z 5703.4 .C73 O24 1992.

Directory of Criminal Justice Information Sources -- Reference HV 8138 .D5 1994; agencies, libraries, etc. See also

Encyclopedia of World Crime -- Reference HB 6017 .E54 1990; 6 volumes; biographical and historical entries.

Guide to American Law (12 volumes plus annual supplements, 1990-1995) – Reference KF 156 .G77 1983.

Justice Information Center aka National Criminal Justice Information Center

Justicelink: a Guide to Criminal Justice Resouces (Centre for Crime and Justice Studies)

MegaLinks in Criminal Justice (from a professor at North Carolina Wesleyan College; lots of links!)

National Directory of Law Enforcement Administrators, Correctional Institutions and Related Agencies. -- Reference Desk HV 8130 .N37 (bi-ennial; municipal, county, state, federal)

National Institute of Justice

The Handbook of Crime and Punishment (sections include: topical crime problems; causes of crime; crime reduction; pre-conviction processes & institutions; post-conviction processes and institutions; and punishment) -- HV6789 .H25 1998.

U.S. Department of Justice

United Nations Crime and Justice Information Network -- a composite site for the Centre for International Crime Prevention and the Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention.

West’s Encyclopedia of American Law (12 volumes) – Reference KF 154 .W47 1998.

ISU Library's Internet Legal Research Guide: /about/units/instruction/legal_research.htm


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