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Library Subject Guides



Finding Resources

You are expected to find and use high quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.


Books can be a great place to start your reading around a topic.

Books on Criminology are located in the Social Policy (DA) section on the first floor of the JB Morrell Library. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each book.

Shelf location Subject
DA Social Policy
DA 4 Criminology
DA 4.1 Crime
D Sociology
HA Public Administration
J Law
Q History

Journals & databases

All journal titles are listed on YorSearch, and can be found by searching the journal title.

If you don't have a specific title in mind, you can browse journals in your subject area on Browzine. Journals are organised by field of research, such as:

News, Statistics and Data


The Library has an extensive collection of printed, microfilm and electronic UK and international newspapers. These can be searched on YorSearch or found on the eResources guide Newspapers list.

Statistics and data

The Library subscribes to a range of sources of statistics and data, which are provided on the eResources guide Datasets and Statistics list.


To start a more detailed search for articles and other research evidence, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search for articles from hundreds of different journals at the same time.

Key databases

Additional resourcse

Law resources

You might also like to explore the Law Subject Guide for further resources.