Dictionary of Culprits and Criminals
Ref HV 6245 .K64 1986
Contains biographical descriptions of about 1,500 infamous criminals.
Encyclopedia of American Crime
Ref HV 6789 .S54 1982
One volume encyclopedia containing hundreds of articles on crime related topics,
including entries for almost 200 murderers.
Encyclopedia of Crime and Punishment
Ref HV 6017 .E524 2002
This four volume set contains hundreds of articles on crime related topics. Each
article contains a bibliography for suggested further reading.
Encyclopedia of World Crime
Ref 6017 .E54 1989
This six volume set contains more than 50,000 entries on crime related topics,
most of which are biographical entries for various criminals.
You may access the library’s electronic databases from on campus or home at:
Academic Search Premier
Academic Search Premier is a large, easy-to-use, multi-subject database with many
full-text articles dating back as early as 1975. It indexes over 8,000 journals and
provides full-text access to about 4,500 of them. Your search can be limited to
full-text and peer-reviewed (scholarly) articles only if you wish. The database also
includes an image file.
Criminal Justice Abstracts
Criminal Justice Abstracts indexes the major journals in criminology citing articles
about crime trends, prevention projects, corrections, juvenile delinquency, police,
courts, offenders, and victim and sentencing issues. Criminal Justice Abstracts also
indexes books and reports from government and nongovernmental agencies. For
each document a summary of the findings, methodology and conclusions is
provided. Coverage begins with 1968.
Lexis-Nexis indexes a wide variety of local, state, national and international newspapers.
It also contains a legal research section containing federal and state court decisions at the
appellate level, federal and state codes and articles from law reviews. Lexis-Nexis
has complete full-text for all its contents.
Social Sciences Abstracts
Social Sciences Abstracts indexes and abstracts some 620 scholarly publications on a
wide range of interdisciplinary fields such as addiction studies, anthropology, corrections,
economics, gender studies, gerontology, minority studies, political sciences,
psychology, sociology, and more. Indexing goes back to 1983 with abstracts back
WestLaw is the premier legal research database for U.S. case law. It includes detailed
descriptions of federal and state cases at the appellate level. Access to WestLaw is
restricted. To have a WestLaw search done contact librarian Kreg Walvoord at 972-883-
2919 or Walvoord@utdallas.edu.
WorldCat is a massive database listing books and more which exist in libraries
throughout the United States. WorldCat will identify books written about a particular
topic or person which can be requested via the library’s interlibrary loan service if
McDermott Library does not own a copy.
Interlibrary Loan Service:
If there is a particular book or article which you need for your research and McDermott
Library does not own the book or subscribe to the journal, McDermott Library can get a
copy of it for you via this service. Books will take about a week to get and journal
articles will take just a few days. To utilize this service you need to set up an account and
submit your request online at http://www.utdallas.edu/library/services/ill.htm
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