Essential Research Tools
Large, scholarly, multi-disciplinary database containing indexing for over 8,500 journals with full text for more than 3,900 peer-reviewed publications. Well over 300 journals are focused on criminal justice and law.
1975–current | Some full text
Contains some 300,000 articles selected from the most important sources within the discipline. Subject areas include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.
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Provides in-depth, unbiased coverage of health issues, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Including pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, it is useful for term papers, debates, and speeches. Use the archival reports for history research.
1923-current | Full text
Access to over 500 national and international newspapers. Includes full text for the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
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Access to high-quality, scholarly journals in the areas of Religious Studies, Communication Studies, Education, Management & Organization Studies, Physical & Life Sciences, Nursing & Health Sciences, Political Science, Criminology, Sociology, Urban Studies & Planning, and Psychology.
1847–current | Some full text
One of the world’s largest provider of scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific, technical, and medical literature. Access to journals in mathematics, social sciences, arts and humanities, and business as well.
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A comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information sources. Provides hundreds of newspapers–national and international, magazines, news wires, trade journals, as well as company information from Hoover’s and reporting from Reuter’s. Includes federal and state case law, statues, regulations, and administrative codes, as well as European Union information, law reviews and journals, American Law Reports, and American Jurisprudence 2d. All MN State Statues are available here.
Gale®’s premier database for research in all the academic disciplines. Provides over 5,000 journal titles and covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences.
1980-current | Some full text
The official U.S. gateway to governmental information and services. Now USA.gov.
Google Scholar provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature. When accessing this database through the link provided here you will find free connections to the pay for view materials that are located in our subscription sources. Just click on “Find Full Text @SMU.” See also the Google Scholar Blog for citation metrics.
Some full text, some pay for view
From OCLC, the largest, most comprehensive catalog of books and other materials, with records from over 55,000 libraries worldwide. Materials found in WorldCat may be borrowed through our interlibrary loan program.