Criminal Justice

Electronic Databases

Many of the databases listed below are for use by UW-Platteville students, faculty and staff only. For information on using databases from off campus, please see the Guide for Off-campus users or Service to Distance Education Students.

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  • Academic Search Complete
    A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
  • CQ Researcher 
    In-depth, weekly publication covering current and controversial issues. Full text.
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text 
    "Contains more than 200,000 records selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole."
  • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books 
    "An excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law, providing complete coverage of the most important English language legal information, with international coverage of scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews and more."
  • JSTOR: Arts and Sciences Collections I through XV; Biological Sciences & Life Sciences collections
    Archives of scholarly electronic journals in sociology, political science, economics, mathematics and statistics, history; law, Asian studies, ecology, botany, evolutionary biology, plant and animal sciences, paleontology, and conservation. 
    NOTE: you may limit your results to show only the content you have access to through UW-Platteville's subscription. At the top of the results list, choose Content I can access from the drop down menu.
  • LexisNexis - Nexis Uni
    Provides access to 6,000 news, business, legal and reference information. Some full text.
  • ProQuest Direct databases 
    Includes the Newspaper database, ABI-Inform and Criminal Justice Periodical Index. From Bell and Howell.
  • PsycINFO 
    Abstracts from over 1300 psychology journals.
  • Readers' Guide Full Text Mega 
    "Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. PDF page images of full-text articles provide access to illustrations, photographs and other graphical content from the original article. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film and television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news and current events, photography, popular and classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports and fitness, transportation, travel and much more. "
  • Social Sciences Full Text 
    "Provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences. This resource provides detailed indexing for over 625 periodicals dating back as far as 1983—nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed. "
  • Social Sciences Citation Index 
    A citation index can be searched by author, topic or citation. 
  • WISCAT Combined catalog of books and other materials in over 1000 Wisconsin libraries.
  • WorldCat Books and materials in libraries worldwide.
  • General Electronic Databases

Print Resources

  • Criminology, Penology and Police Science Abstracts
  • Index to Legal Periodicals
  • PAIS
  • Psychological Abstracts
  • Reader's Guide Index
  • Social Sciences Index
  • Sociological Abstracts

The paper indexes and abstracts above are shelved in the Reference Area in alphabetical order and are no longer current.

General Web Sites for Legal Resources

Law School Comprehensive Web Sites for Legal Resources

Wisconsin Sites for Criminal Justice and Legal Resources

Federal Sites for Criminal Justice and Legal Resources

Web Sites for Criminal Justice and Legal Resources from Other Countries

Criminal Justice at UW-Platteville

  • The Criminal Justice Department is located in Ullsvik Hall, Contact 608.342.1622 for more information. Geoffrey Iverson is the Karrmann Library's liaison to the Criminal Justice program. Contact Geoffrey for individualized consultations and/or library instruction sessions at 608.342.1080 or e-mail

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