Databases & Searching

Use Police Library Search and the Classic Catalogue for full text discovery. For wider searching use our subject specific databases.

Police Library Search

Discover all our books and eResources with this one tool. Use with OpenAthens for full e-access.


​Classic Catalogue

Our unique catalogue collection contains policing reports and grey literature collected over our 75 year history. Members can search our restricted materials by logging in.



 ProQuest logoProQuest contains 4 full-text and 2 abstract only databases. Click the titles to find out more about each database:

Full-text: Criminology; Education; Politics; Sociology Abstract only: PTSDpubs; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS).


EBSCOHost logo

EBSCOhost contains 2 full-text and 1 abstract only databases. Click on the titles to find out more about each database:

Criminal Justice Abstracts; Psychology and Behavioral Sciences CollectionPsychINFO.


Emerald Insight logo


Emerald contains full-text journals on the subjects of leadership and business management, social sciences, public policy and education. Policing: an international journal is held in the Emerald collection.


Web of Science is an extensive abstracting and indexing database that covers the life sciences, sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. Web of Science searches over 12,000 journals and 120,000 conference proceedings; Medline searches over 4900 medical journals. 


 Need help?

Our fully trained staff are able to help with police work related enquiries providing searches for information on current topics or help with finding guidance and College documents. We can also assist with personal development and academic study. Library members, email us with your query

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