Answered By: Josh Waltman
Last Updated: Jun 02, 2020     Views: 82

The Criminal Justice Abstracts database is the best place to start. You can access that database by following the steps below:

  1. Begin at the library’s home page here:
  2. Click the link beneath the search bar called Databases by Name.
  3. On the next page, look on the left in the Browse by Subject section and click on Government.
  4. This will bring up a list of Government databases. Find and click on the link for Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text.
  5. Once the database loads, you will see three search bars where you can type in your search terms. Once you’ve typed in your terms, click search.
  6. On the Search Results page, look on the left side of the page in the Limit To section and click on Full Text and, if applicable, Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

The "Search Anything" Search on the library main page is good place to search if you cannot find results in the database above. This search will search through the majority of our resources all at once.

The other Government Databases would also be helpful. The library subscribes to a number of databases that have information about various laws and government-related issues. You can view those here. This page has a list of these databases from which to choose, depending on the type of information you are researching.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to reach out to us at (434) 592-3362 or at



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