Finding Information on the NCJRS website
To find information on the NCJRS website you may use one of the search tools or browse an extensive listing of topics.
- Content Refresh Schedule:
- How do I search the NCJRS website?
- How do I search the NCJRS Library?
- How do I search for justice events?
- What is the Advanced Thesaurus Search?
How do I search the NCJRS website?
You can perform a simple keyword search of the NCJRS website by using the search box available at the top of every page. Searched content includes OJP Publications, the Abstracts Database, Questions & Answers, Related Links, Justice Events, and other Federal Justice web pages.
You may also create a customized query by using the Advanced Search tool.
For more information on Site Search visit the Search Help page.
How do I search the NCJRS Library?
The Abstracts Database interface allows you to search summaries of more than 225,000 criminal justice publications contained in the NCJRS Library collection. The results of this search are abstracts or summaries of publications from a large variety of public and private sources. An extensive tutorial is available for the Abstracts Database and it is suggested that you review this to get the best search results.
How do I search for justice events?
The Justice Events search interface allows you to search for criminal and juvenile justice, substance abuse information, and victim assistance conferences, meetings, and other events. The Justice Events help page provides you with instructions on how to get the best results from your search.
What is the Advanced Thesaurus Search?
The Advanced Thesaurus Search allows you to search the Abstracts Database using an extensive controlled vocabulary that is used to index contents in the Abstracts Database. A tutorial on the Thesaurus Term Search is available.
- How do I find information on a specific justice topic?
- Is there a list of NCJRS publications and products?
- Does NCJRS provide related links?
- What is In the Spotlight?
- Where can I find information on grants and funding?
- Does the NCJRS website have a Site Map?
How do I find information on a specific justice topic?
A list of Topics is in the left-hand navigation bar of the NCJRS website. These topics include:
- A-Z Topics (an alphabetical listing of all topics, subtopics, and related terms)
- Crime Prevention
- Justice System
- Juvenile Justice
- Law Enforcement
By clicking on one of the topics above you will have access to publications, related links, Q&A's, CrimeSolutions Program Profiles which provide a comprehensive review of effective programs relevant to the justice field, and events related to that topic. Also available on each topic page are a listing of related Special Features if appropriate.
Once you click on a topic, a list of subtopics will be available. The subtopics provide more detailed breakdowns of available content.
Is there a list of NCJRS publications and products?
Yes. The NCJRS website provides an alphabetical listing of NCJRS sponsoring agency publications and products. This list can also be sorted by publication date and the date the item was added to the site.
Does NCJRS provide related links?
Yes. Each topic heading (Corrections, Courts, Crime, etc.) provides a listing of other resources. For example, if you click on Corrections in the left-hand navigation bar on the NCJRS home page, you will then be able to view a list of Web links related to corrections.
What are the Special Feature and In the Spotlight Sections?
The Special Feature and In the Spotlight online resources highlight criminal and juvenile justice, substance abuse information, and victim assistance topics of current interest.
Where can I find information on grants and funding?
The NCJRS website provides a guide to justice funding and you can subscribe to the NCJRS Funding News, but the best place to find out about funding opportunities from NCJRS sponsoring agencies is to visit the Office of Justice Programs website. You should also visit grants.gov, which provides a complete listing of federal grant opportunities.
Does the NCJRS website have a Site Map?
Yes, the Site Map provides a visual outline of the NCJRS website.
Content Refresh Schedule
What is the schedule for posting content on the NCJRS site?
|Homepage||1||Upon Release of Resources and Announcements|
|OJP Publications||1||Upon Release|
|Questions & Answers||2||As Needed, Reviewed Quarterly|
|Weekly Accessions List (WAL)||2||Weekly|
|Related Links||2||As Needed, Reviewed Quarterly|
|JUSTINFO Archive||3||1st & 15th of each month|
|Grants & Funding||3||As Needed, Reviewed Quarterly|
|Spotlights||3||As Needed, Reviewed Quarterly|
|NCJRS Site Help||3||As Needed, Reviewed Quarterly|