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Sociology and Social Work: Criminology Resources

Resources for Exploring Your Issue

Find Others Work on Your Topic to Evaluate

Find News Articles About Your Topic

Government Documents Search

USA.gov can find Government documents that might be hidden from Google:

Find Books about Your Topic

Books will often allow you to explore your topic and contain others work for you to evaluate.

For best results do a search on your crime.

Examples: gun control, sexual assault, cybercrime, etc.

If an item is labeled an "Electronic Book," use the "click to view" link to access it.

Great Source Alert!

Key Reference Books

Found on the Key Reference Shelf in the Library.

These volumes provide subject overviews and opposing viewpoints on certain aspects of dozens of controversial issues. Great place to see what kinds of questions are being discussed about a topic and how those questions are being answered.

Crime Statistics and Reports

Find Better Web Resources with Google

  • Type your search into Google and add the site: command to limit the search to certain domains
    • site:.edu
    • site:.gov
    • site:.org 
  • Tip for finding social organizations working to solve a problem:
    • Type the name of the problem 
    • Add site:.org to the search box
    • Click Search
  • Tip for finding government policies:
    • Type your search keywords
    • Add the word policy
    • Add site:.gov
    • Click Search

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