Recommended Books Available at the State Library
Recommended Library Databases
The following databases include information resources about Corrections and Criminal Justice and may require a patron ID. Many digital resources are only available to state of Ohio employees.
The world’s most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
Criminal Justice Abstracts is a bibliographic research database covering the essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology.
OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC) is the first place Ohio’s college students and researchers go to find the latest journal articles. It contains over 24 million full-text articles in 10,000 journals from large publishers to small presses.
A collection of fiction and nonfiction ebooks, audiobooks, and popular magazines in a variety of formats available to download.
A premier on demand digital library providing over 30,000 technology, digital media and business books and videos online.
Recommended eBooks and Journals
The following websites have additional resources and information. The list may include websites from governments, organizations affiliated with the topic, and for-profit companies. Inclusion on this list of organizations and commercial websites does not constitute an endorsement.
The ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession. It provides a professional organization for all individuals and groups, both public and private, that share a common goal of improving the justice system.
The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ) is a nonprofit nonpartisan organization whose mission is to reduce society’s reliance on incarceration as a solution to social problems.
Established in 1972, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
The NIC provides practical assistance in planning and implementing corrections improvements at the federal, state, and local levels. These efforts contribute to cost efficiency and effectiveness in such areas as planning, design, and operation of new jails, prisons, and community corrections programs, offender workforce development programs, and offender classification and risk assessment.