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Find Criminology Articles

For college-level research you'll need to use specialized periodical databases that cover a specific subject. These list articles published in scholarly and peer-reviewed journals from around the world.  Online periodical indexes (databases) may also link to the full text of the article.

Journal articles provide current information and various points of view on your topic. Articles can also provide information about topics that are not covered in books.  Search article databases, like the ones listed below, to find articles on your topic.

When you have found citations for articles you would like, use the "Find It!" button to determine availability for the article. This function will tell you whether the Mount library owns the journal or if it is available full-text.

If you need an article from a journal we do not own or have full-text access to, you can request the article from Interlibrary Loan


Find Criminology Books

Books provide extensive, in-depth information on a topic, or on a particular aspect of a topic.  

Items owned by the Mount Library are listed in FOCUS, the Library's online catalog.  Criminology books are located on the second floor of the Library, mostly in the 364 call number range.  If you are not familiar with how to find Dewey numbers the librarian can help you. Most of the material in the Library is in “open stacks.”  This means that you are free to browse the collection to find items.  The subject heading used in the catalog is simply "criminology." Related subjects include "Community," "Criminal justice," and "Social conflict." You may also search by author, title, keyword or words.

Items not listed in FOCUS may be found by searching the OhioLINK Library Catalog which maintains location and availability information for items held in college and university libraries throughout Ohio; you may request that an item listed in the OhioLINK catalog be sent to you at the Mount Library.  Books usually arrive within 3-4 days.

Items owned by the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County can be searched via their catalog: .  The Mount library website has links to other local public and academic libraries’ websites and catalogs here

WorldCat lists items owned by libraries in over 70 countries. To request an item that is listed in WorldCat (that is not available through FOCUS or OhioLINK's Catalog), complete an Interlibrary Loan Request Form.  Books usually arrive within 5-8 days.

Examples of books available from the MSJ Library collection:

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The essential criminology reader
Call Number: 2nd FLOOR 364 E785 2006
Publication Date: 2006

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The SAGE handbook of criminological theory
Call Number: 2nd FLOOR 364 S129 2010
Publication Date: 2010

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Criminological theory : context and consequences
Call Number: 2nd FLOOR 364.973 L729 2011
Publication Date: 2011

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Essentials of research methods in criminal justice and criminology
Call Number: 2nd FLOOR 364 H141 2006
Publication Date: 2006


Find Criminology Reference Materials

Reference materials like dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, and directories help you find background information, definitions, and quick facts.  Reference sources are typically referred to for specific information, rather than read cover-to-cover.

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Criminal Justice - Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
Call Number: REFERENCE (1ST FL) R345.73 C929 2006 1-3
Publication Date: 2006

Encyclopedia of crime and justice
Call Number: REFERENCE (1ST FL) R364.03 E56 1-4
Publication Date: 1983

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Fifty key thinkers in criminology
Call Number: 2nd FLOOR 364.0922 F469 2010
Publication Date: 2010

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21st century criminology : a reference handbook
Call Number: REFERENCE (1ST FL) R364 A111 2009 1-2
Publication Date: 2009



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