This is UCLan's Policing library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarian: Bob Frost


Use the Library Search to locate print books. The search will tell you exactly what we have in stock and where it is located.

Alternatively, use Reading Lists Online to locate items on your module reading lists.

eBook collections which may be useful for Policing subjects:

Multi-Subject eBook Collections

Journals and Articles

Finding specific journals or journal articles

If you have a reference for a particular journal article, or if you want to find out if we take a particular journal title, use the Journal Finder.

Searching for journal articles (Subject-specific journal databases)

  • Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full-Text- over 200,000 references to articles, books and reports in criminology. Subject areas covered include: criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensics sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.
  • HeinOnline Law Journal Library - 1200 law and law-related periodicals
  • International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Centre - scholarly writings with expert commentary and timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, military, economic, social and technical spectrum
  • Lexis Library - UK law reports and legislation together with legal journals. It also incorporates the online version of Halsbury's Laws of England; a key legal research encyclopedia covering all aspects of English Law.
  • Westlaw - law reports and legislation from the UK and Europe, together with many legal journals.

Searching for journal articles (Multi-disciplinary databases)

Searching for journal articles (Abstracting & indexing databases)

Should you want to undertake a more thorough search for research materials/literature, try searching the following abstract and indexing databases. Unlike our other databases, generally you will only find the abstract of articles within these databases. Conference papers are also available too.

eResources and Databases

  • Box of Broadcasts (BoB) - an off-air recording and media archive service.
  • Lexis PSL (Professional Support Lawyer) - a reference service providing guidance on both what the law is and how to apply it in practice.
  • Nexis UK - news and business intelligence drawn from over 29,000 sources.
  • Sage Research Methods Online - created by the scholarly publisher SAGE, the Research Methods collection covers all aspects of social science research principles, design and analysis, from hypothesis formation and literature searching to evidence-gathering and drawing conclusions. 

Training to become a Police Officer?

Try www.How2Become.com is a resource providing students access to information and practice tests to guide you through the Police Officer selection process.

You will need a username and password to access this resource. This can be obtained from Bernard Sheridan (bsheridan2@uclan.ac.uk) .The suite can then be accessed via: http://www.how2b.com/psychtest/login.php

Additional Resources

SAGE Research Methods - a tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects. It contains content from more than 640 books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and handbooks 

Bob Frost - Senior Faculty Librarian for Science and Technology

Bob Frost

Senior Faculty Librarian for Science and Technology

01772 892261