Books & articles: Criminology information resources

For general guidance, help or tips on doing your assignment(s), start your research here.


SFU Library books (print and electronic) can be searched for in Library Search or the Catalogue. All search tools list the same books.

New books for Criminology are listed and updated weekly on the Criminology new books page.

Journal articles

Try these key databases in Criminology to locate discipline-specific articles:

Or, for a full list of databases relevant to your research, see the Criminology databases list and our Law databases.

Not sure what a scholarly/academic article is? Check out our guide What is a Scholarly Journal?
How to Find Journal Articles Key search strategies for finding journal articles by topic.
Find the Full Text of an Article Once you've found your citation, use this guide to find the full article.

Reports, policy documents, and other grey literature

​​​See also our public policy databases, or contact the Criminology Librarian for more suggestions.