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.
Try these key databases in Criminology to locate discipline-specific articles:
- Criminal Justice Abstracts Index to all aspects of criminal justice, including psychological.
- NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service All aspects of law enforcement, crime prevention and security, criminal justice, and juvenile justice.
- PsycINFO The premier resource for scholarly Psychological research.
- CrimRxiv A place to find and share free criminology 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
- Canadian Electronic Library from DesLibris -- Canadian public policy documents
- CBCA Complete - includes Canadian trade publications, plus magazine and newspapers articles
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service -- mostly US reports on crime-related topics
- Public Safety Canada's Publications and Reports -- research papers, bulletins, statistical reports, and more, which support evidence-based policing.
- Statista -- includes reports by advocacy and industry associations, government agencies, companies and NGOs, consulting firms, research institutes, etc.
- Select the Tools tab, then Publication Finder
See also our public policy databases, or contact the Criminology Librarian for more suggestions.