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Databases are specialist tools which you can use to find resources such as journal articles. The four listed below are the databases we recommend you start with but the library has many more. For help with searching these resources see the Search Skills page in this guide.
- Research index covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology, from 1968.
- Index and summaries of peer-reviewed literature in behavioural science and mental health, from 1800s onwards.How to search APA Psychinfo (video) »
- Large multidisciplinary database with good criminology coverage
- Full text database covering legislation, cases, legal journals and selected books; browse by topic for an overview with analysis and links to key related content. Coverage includes US and other international jurisdictions.
All criminology databases Link opens in new window
Handbooks & Key Journals
Key resources in criminology and good place to start looking for literature.
The referencing style used by University of Brighton is Harvard Cite them Right or APA. Log into the Cite them Right resource below for guidance on referencing and bibliographies in both styles. If you would like to use an online tool to help you build an online reference list we recommend using either EndNote or ZoteroBib software.
Books & Ebooks
The easiest way to search for books held in the library is to use the library catalogue. You can search by author, title or keyword. You can also use the library catalogue to place reservations on books. The majority of books relating to criminology can be found on the top floor (Level 3) of Falmer Library
The library also has a number of criminology ebooks which are available on and off campus. Most of these are included in the library catalogue and can also be found in OneSearch. For more information about finding and using ebooks please see our Help with using ebooks page.
Help with using ebooks
On demand freeview TV & radio
Box of Broadcasts
Watch and record freeview TV and radio. Create clips or make your own playlist using the huge archive of tv and radio shows dating back to the 1970s. Bob also includes a collection of curated playlists made by UK university lecturers on themes such as feminist film philosophy and law race and decolonisation.
Go to Box of Broadcasts (bob)
UK Data Service
Access to and support for wide range of economic and social data including large-scale government surveys, international macrodata, business microdata, qualitative studies and census data.
UK Data Service Census Support
Provides access to and support for the resources of the population censuses from 1971 to 2011.
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
This is the gateway to UK National Statistics.
Britain’s largest independent social research agency.
Leading UK research company specialising in researching advertising, loyalty (customer and employee relationship management); marketing, mediaCT (media and technology), social & political research and reputation research
The following websites are good sources of freely usable, good quality stock photos that you can use in your academic work.