Criminal Justice Resources


Credo Reference: An excellent full-text integrated reference database. Contains linked searching to other resources and visual concept mapping. The BEST place to start!

Criminal Justice Abstracts w/Full-text: A collection of CJ journals, most with full-text. Available through EBSCO and Central Search.

Central Search: A one stop shop for searching almost all library and database content. Uses simple searching and full-text linking to get you to resources faster!

  • Search the entire interface, including ebooks
  • Combine terms using AND, OR and NOT EX: "juvenile and justice" will return results with both terms, "juvenile or adolescent" will look for both terms. "Juvenile not drugs" will get rid of anything about drugs.
  • Clickable boxes for peer-reviewed and full-text content
  • Easily save, print, or email marked records and create citations for your bibliography.
  • Use our interlibrary loan form to order articles that are not full-text:
Lexis/Nexis: Academic Universe includes business, legal and medical journals as well as major newspapers from around the world. All content is full-text, but may not be scholarly. Contains legal information searchable by topic, court, year, or case

Forensic Science: An electronic reference work from Salem Press devoted to criminal justice and forensic science. Full-text and scholarly.


Use the AVALON and Mobius catalogs

AVALON catalog includ[ing] CMU, Mo Valley, UCM, and State Fair, among others. Items from AVALON usually arrive in 2-3 days and check out for 1 month.

MOBIUS catalog is state wide; items requested arrive in 5-7 days and check out for 3 weeks. Request items from off-campus using your name and student ID number.


National Criminal Justice Reference Service

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

United Nations Crime and Justice Network

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Restorative Justice Online

Federal Bureau of Investigations

National Archive of Criminal Justice Data