Which references will I find in KrimDok?

KrimDok is a bibliographical reference system of criminology literature. The database brings together various collections of literature and catalogues which were originally arranged according to different aspects. You can now search the titles listed via a search mask.

The collection of the Instituts für Kriminologie in Tübingen is largely based on German-language titles; however the collection of the Fachinformationsdiensts Kriminologie in the Tübingen University Library has a large proportion of non-German literature (largely monographs). Non-stand-alone works (e.g. articles) are included in KrimDok via an assortment of key international serial publications.

Apart from criminology, basic related disciplines are included as far as possible, above all in the broadest sense of criminologically-relevant publications and legal publications of general interest in criminology due to their parallel nature (criminal law, criminal procedure, sentencing, penal law), law in action, crime detection and police investigation, psychology (particularly forensic and legal psychology as well as social psychology), psychiatry (particularly forensic psychiatry, involuntary treatment), sociology (particularly sociology of law, criminal sociology) and pedagogy (and social work).

The collection of the Institute of Criminology in Tübingen, both monographies and a selection of journals (mostly German-language publications) to the end of 2014 are incorporated via local (non-standardized) keywords (generally speaking, from 1990, and selectively before that). Additionally, monographies are ordered by keywords according to Germany’s RSWK (Regeln für den Schlagwortkatalog) system.

Items in the collection of the Institute of Criminology information service (Fachinformationsdienst) - which largely includes non-German-language publications but also has some German-language publications, have keywords according to RSWK. Or search the German Research Foundation-backed project DigiKrimDok. Entries here also have standardized keywords according to RSWK. A large part of the Heidelberg essay archive was included, thanks to German Research Foundation sponsorship. The essays/papers here also have standardized keywords according to RSWK.

Why do non-German keywords only appear starting in 2015?

No additional keywords are assigned to journal articles which already have authors’ keywords; these are adopted in our system. That is why you also find English-language keywords starting in 2015.

What do the call numbers mean on each reference?

Call numbers starting with “KB” are from the collection of the Criminology information service housed in the Tübingen University Library. All other call numbers indicate the Institute of Criminology collection at the University of Tübingen. If no call number is indicated, the work referenced is listed in the KrimDok database, which is not physically present in Tübingen

What does it mean when you find "In:" in a reference?

"In:" means that the work is a non-stand-alone article, essay or paper and is to be found "in" a larger volume (such as a journal, edited edition or series).

What is Subito?

Subito is a document delivery service via which you can order copies of articles from printed journals or books. You must pay a small fee to use this service.

How do I view or check out a work from the Tübingen collections?

You can usually receive books and journals which are not available at your closest library via long-distance loan or via the Subito service.

Long-distance loans are covered by an agreement between the libraries to exchange academic literature (e.g., monographies and articles) amongst their users as required. The legal basis for this are the provisions of the "Ordnung des Leihverkehrs in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (Leihverkehrsordnung).

What cannot be checked out under this system:

  • Books and articles which are available in your closest library (this includes books currently on loan as well as books available in a reading room or departmental library),
  • Works which you yourself can purchase for a low price (approx. €10),
  • Recent journals and recent bound journals.

You can order a work on long-distance loan via the library system in your library - if you cannot find what you are looking for in your library. The work you need can be ordered by long-distance loan from another library. You have the option of ordering an article out of a journal.

A processing fee of €1.50 will be charged for each long-distance order - regardless of whether the work can be delivered or not. The process usually takes about 1-3 weeks.

What do I do when I cannot receive a criminological work from any library?

You can make a purchase request to the Criminology information service. The required form is here. The acquisitions profile is here.

Why can’t I find any notation in the new KrimDok?

That system came to an end in 2014. There is no more notation as of January 2015. Works published in or after 2015 cannot be found using that system. Works published before 2015 can only be found via the system if they were purchased by the Criminology information service by the end of 2014

Why are there so few references to monographs from related disciplines?

As far as monographs go, KrimDok is first and foremost a collection for the Criminology information service and the Institute of Criminology at the University of Tübingen. In categories of general and for criminology only marginally relevant areas (e.g., drugs, sexuality, alcohol, etc.), we have only been able to expand our collection by limiting acquisitions to the most relevant literature, due to financial constraints.