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Organized Crime and Corruption
Bibliographic Database Search

Updated to 2005

   		For citations matching:

And    Or    Not
And    Or    Not
And    Or    Not


We encourage you to refer to the help page, especially for a list of keywords to help refine your search. 

Other on-line searchable bibliographic databases

Searching Help (Summary)

Searches on this database can be performed in the title, author, or keyword fields. In addition, you may conduct an everywhere search that looks for a match in any of the title, author, keyword, or abstract fields. 

Searches do not look for exact matches; instead it finds matches for any substring of  a word or words that have been entered. For example, using the phrase organized crime as a title search will produce all citations that have this phrase in the title. 

Searches on this database also accommodate the following Boolean operators: "and," "or," & "not." The search engine has been designed to allow you to conduct a Boolean search using one or a combination of title, author, keyword or everywhere searches. 

We have compiled an extensive catalogue of keywords that are unique to organized crime. Using these keywords will help to refine your search and produce more accurate results. The keywords are grouped into the following categories:

Organized Crime "Genre"
Theories and Conceptual Models
Organized Crime Activities
Private Sector Industries Affected by Organized Crime
Name of Criminal Organization
Name of Individual
Geographic Region
Organized Crime Enforcement
Special Topics

The keyword search has been arranged to be as simple to use as possible. For example, if you would like to find literature on Chinese organized crime, enter 

Keyword: Chinese 
: organized crime 


Other searchable bibliographic databases:

National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstract Database (NCJRS)
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database contains summaries of more than 170,000 criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.


The Library of Congress

The U.S. Library of Congress contains one of the largest searchable bibliographic databases in the world, covering almost every topic under the sun.


Directory/Database in Social Sciences - Institutions, Specialists, Periodicals (DARE)
A large, searchable database which can be used to locate people, organizations or periodicals dealing with specific areas or topics.


This web site contains a vast archive of published articles that you can search for free. Constantly updated, it contains articles dating back to 1998 from more than 300 magazines and journals.