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Criminology & Policing

Key subject resources for Policing

You can browse many of the key journals for Policing via BrowZine. There is no specific category for Policing, so you want to explore the general category for Criminology and Criminal Justice, which will contain many relevant journals.

There are also subheadings for topics such as forensic science, juvenile justice, victims and victimology etc. You may also want to browse other categories such as Psychology or Sociology for journals in related areas.


These are the eBook databases containing content specifically relating to law and criminal justice. To see all of the eBook databases available, click on 'View More Results' to go to the complete A-Z listing of all of the Library's eResources. You can then use the central filter option to filter the results by resource type and select 'eBooks'.

National Police Library

The National Police Library is free to all serving police officers and staff, and holds an extensive print and e collection that supports all aspects of policing and personal development.

It offers an enquiry service, supporting users in their research and offering assistance in finding relevant document. It also offers training on how to its resources (on Police Library Search - which uses the same system as Library Plus, so should be familiar to you!) at your police station or at the College of Policing in Coventry. Postal loan is available for their print resources.

  • To join you need to visit the National Police Library webpage: link
  • Fill in the library membership form: library membership form
  • Email the form back to using your secure work (police) email account (not your Derby uni account!)
  • They will register you and email your Open Athens login details to you, enabling access to the National Police Library resources.

Please note, if you have any queries or questions regarding your membership or use of the resources, email the National Police Library, not the University of Derby Library or your academic librarian. We do not have access to the National Police Library and cannot help you.