In This Guide
Criminolgy and Criminal Justice are multidisciplinary fields. They depend heavily upon research in fields such as: psychology, law, economics, sociology, politics, and public administration. Because of this multidisciplinary nature, you may need to consult literature in many different fields when doing your research.
Whether you're looking for books, articles, or reports, you'll need to learn how to narrow and broaden your searches, and you'll need to know how to use the various tools to find these items.
This guide will help you with all of these things, but you might also start with PSU's Library Research Tutorial to brush-up on your library and research skills.
Use the tabs above to navigate through the following pages of the guide:
Find Books - find print and eBooks and learn how the library can get you books we don't have in our collection.
Find Articles - search for articles online and in print. Recommends the best resources for finding criminal justice and criminology articles.
Find Statistics - find the best places for statistics useful for research and study of Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Crime - find the best places for Crime research.
Corrections - find the best resources for Corrections research.
American Justice - find the best resources for American Justice research.
Evidence-Based - find the best resources to find evidence-based information.
Citing Sources - find guidance on how to appropriately cite your sources.
Library DIY: Quick Research Help When You Need It!
Have a quick research question? Need help getting unstuck? Try Library DIY, a system designed to answer the questions librarians frequently get at the reference desk. It was created to help you quickly get the answers you need whenever and wherever you need them so that you can get back to your work and your life.