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Criminology - Research Guide: Sources for Lit Reviews

Lit Review Sources

Journals featuring literature reviews
Best practices and systematic reviews databases

Every dissertation should include a literature review, to demonstrate how the dissertation fits into the research landscape.


Guides and Tips for Writing Literature Reviews

Reference works

Reference works make excellent starting points for research; they provide concise articles on key topics by scholars of the field, often accompanied by suggestions for further reading. The sources listed below are print volumes shelved in the Van Pelt Library Reference Stacks, on the first floor of Van Pelt, unless otherwise noted.

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