Criminal Justice Subject Guide

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This guide will point you to many of the library's resources in criminal justice and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your research, ask a librarian. 



Search library databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research in criminal justice 

To select the database(s) most suited to your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information about each database. 

Most Frequently Used Databases in Criminal Justice: 

Additional databases are available. Visit Databases for Criminal Justice. 

Or choose other databases from the Library's Databases page

Help Using the Databases 


Select from the following reference works to find references on law, security, the Supreme Court, and more: 

Criminal Justice Reference available through ODU Library 

Where to Browse in the Library

Print materials can be found in ODU Library's Reference Stacks and in the Main Stacks in the following ranges of the Dewey Decimal System

  • 303.625 (terrorism)
  • 342.73 (Constitution, civil rights)
  • 344 (law)
  • 345-349 (Criminal Justice)
  • 353 (American federal government)

Additional Criminal Justice Reference Online

Are you looking for an item you can't find through the links above?

Books and Ebooks

Library Catalogs

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Leading Journals in Criminal Justice available through ODU Library:


Web Sites

Visit the following sites for authoritative information on criminology, street crime, justice, and more:

Associations and Organizations

Criminal Justice Information Gateways


Government Agencies & Sites- Federal and State


 Past last updated: 11 December 2015 | ODU Library Reference Services