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Common Reading : Journals and Databases

Journals and Databases


Begin research on related topics for this year's Common Reading using "true crime," "murder victims," and "stereotypes " as keywords in the Full Text Journal Listing's title search. The titles below may help guide research.

  • Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture
  • Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society



Journals, unfortunately, do not offer easy subject searching; databases do. Below are listed a few of the databases which may provide information for topics discussed or used in the Common Reading.

Points of View Reference Center

Academic Search Complete (for general articles on diverse topics)

JSTOR (for history)

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text (for criminal justice, crime, and perceptions of crime)

SocIndex with Full Text (social interactions personal and group, social work)

PsycINFO (for articles concerning human personality and behavior)


Other resources and databases can be found in the Electronic Resources research guide; the resources list also has a subject guide for easier research.


Subject Guide

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