These are the top Monash Library databases for Criminology, organised by subject matter.
Key Databases for Criminology
These databases have high numbers of criminological results, even though many are multidisciplinary.
Criminology & Criminal Justice Databases
These databases have information mainly relating to criminology and criminal justice.
Social Sciences Databases
These databases have information from across the social sciences.
These databases have information from across a wide range of fields, including the social sciences and criminology.
Bibliographic content means that these databases might not have full-text articles, and instead list the titles and sometimes the abstracts of huge collections of books and journals. Looking in a bibliographic index can be a great way to see how much has been written about a topic, and to figure out where to focus your search for material. It can also be a way for researchers to keep up with what's being written and published in their field, and to pursue new lines of questioning in a broad area of study.
For Honours, Postgrads, Doctoral students, and researchers, items that you find in a bibliographic index can be ordered via Document Delivery.
Law & Legal Content
Google Scholar at Monash
Google Scholar is another way of searching some of the Monash University Library databases to find journal articles.
If you use the Monash link below to access Google Scholar, you'll be able to use the Check for full text and similar links to go straight to many of the articles contained in the Monash University Library databases.
Note: Do not click an article's title, only the links to the right.
Pros of Google Scholar
Cons of Google Scholar
Grey literature is a large category, broadly defined as material not published by traditional book or journal publishers, from government documents to conference proceedings to maps, statistical surveys, and theses and dissertations.
Open Access resources
Open Access materials are free for all to use online. They can be anything from peer-reviewed journal articles and books to theses, conference papers, and more.
More information on Open Access:
Tips for using Google Scholar
Learn how to better use Google Scholar, from detailed searching to the famous Google Cheat Sheet.
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Your Google Scholar Profile
Setting up and maintaining your Google Scholar profile as a researcher enables your published and Open Access work to be easily available to all researchers using Google Scholar. Sign up via the Google Scholar Citations link below.
Why set up a Google Scholar Profile?
It allows you to:
and most importantly,