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Doing Criminal Justice Research?

The University at Albany Libraries subscribe to the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). NCJRS provides a comprehensive bibliographic database that is federally funded and contains justice and abuse information from many different government agencies and organizations. This database contains summaries of the more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources that make up the NCJRS Library collection.

You can access this database by first going to the library’s Databases & Indexes page and selecting ‘N’. From here you can choose to use NCJRS using either the Cambridge Scientific Abstracts (CSA) interface or by going directly to the US Department of Justice web site. Either way, you have access to many resources including federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research produced since 1975.

If you need more help with Criminal Justice research, stop by the reference desk or contact Mary Jane Brustman (mbrustman@uamail.albany.edu) to set up an appointment.

Blog post created by Judith Mueller