Crime science: Main Library, The Donaldson Reading Room, under LAW H
Relevant collections and libraries
- Law: Main Library, The Donaldson Reading Room
- Computer Science: Science Library, 3rd Floor
- Engineering: Science Library, 4th and 3rd Floor
- Psychology: Science Library, 2nd Floor
- Public Policy: Main Library, 2nd Floor
- Town Planning: Bartlett Library, Wates House, 5th Floor
Finding the location of a book
Classified as Pers (for periodicals) and arranged on the shelf alphabetically by title. Search Explore for details.
- LAW Pers: Donaldson reading room, Main Library.
- STORES Pers: Print volumes pre-2000 are usually held in Store. These can be requested.
- Guide to other Subject Locations.
Can't find what you're looking for? Contact your Subject Librarian with queries or to suggest a purchase, fill out a book suggestion form, try another library or consider an Inter Library Loan request.
- JDiBrief is an online library (produced by JDI), of one-page briefing notes about crime and security problems
- The Campbell Collaboration: An international research network that prepares, maintains and disseminates systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, social welfare and international development. They have a section devoted to Crime and Justice.
- ESRC (Research topic Crime)
- UK Government website topic: Crime and Policing
- UK Government Web Archive
Indexing and abstracting databases
You can use these to research a particular topic to find journal articles, conference proceedings and other resources.
They don't usually include the full article but may include links to 'find it at UCL', where you can link to Explore to search our journal subscriptions. See below for some suggested resources that you can find in the electronic database list.
- Web of Science
Both these resources cover a wide range of academic subject areas and include high quality, peer reviewed articles. Strong coverage of science and techology but includes humanities disciplines too.
Law, crime and public policy
- Criminal Justice Database (ProQuest): Covers criminal justice, law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security in the US and UK.
- IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (ProQuest): Political science and social science.
Office for National statistics: Find UK statistics, including crime statistics.
- PsycInfo: Useful for research about the psychological aspects of crime.
Find more Psychology databases.
Computer Science and Engineering:
Helpful for finding information about cybercrime, crime analysis and other technological crime prevention techniques.
- ACM Digital Library
- Engineering Village
- Recent copies of The Guardian, The Times and the Financial Times are available in the Donaldson Reading Room (Main Library).
- For a list of online Newspapers, see our A-Z list.
- NexisUK allows you to search regional, national and international titles which go back to the mid-1980s (accessible via our A-Z list of databases).
- Use to save and keep track of your references and create bibliographies and citations in your work.
- EndNote and Mendeley training is available from Library Services. Other packages are available.
Find out more about using other libraries, and links to other library catalogues.
The Senate House Library in Malet Street has some relevant collections. Any registered member of UCL can join the Library and borrow from there. Find out more about reader registration on their website.
The British Library is a useful resource and all UCL staff and students can apply directly for reference access. You will need to bring identification showing proof of address (e.g. utility bill), proof of signature (e.g. driving licence) and proof of student or research status (UCL ID card) in order to obtain a reader's pass.
There is also more information about using other libraries, and links to other library catalogues.
A wide range of training and support is available for staff and students.
- Details of forthcoming group training sessions and guides to using the library
- Contact your Subject Librarian for one to one or small group training
- Subject Librarians can provide information skills training such as how to carry out a literature search, as part of your course. If you haven't heard about any training and would find a session helpful, please speak to your tutors or contact your Subject Librarian.
- More about Getting Help
Beyond Library Services:
- The ISD help-desk is located on the ground floor of the Science Library for queries relating to your email or computer accounts. ISD also provide IT training and resources and an email address for questions about bibliographic software: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Training for postgraduate students is available via the UCL Graduate School including training in reference management software, abstracting and indexing databases and Bilbliometrics provided by library staff, and a range of other courses.