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Criminology and Law Enforcement: Swoop

General guide to Criminology and Law Enforcement resources.

When should I use the Swoop?

Swoop is a great place to start your research. It will assist you in quickly locating relevant resources on your subject with having to decide which database(s) to search. The Eaglit Catalog is included in the search. When using the Swoop, you are capable of limiting your search results  in a variety of ways whic include date range. source type, subject, and scholarly designation. 

When should I NOT use Swoop

To take advantage of the richest features of a database, including the subject thesaurus or specialized limiters, you may choose to search a specific subject relevant database.  For example, Business Source Complete, PsycINFO, and Medline have powerful features only available in their unique interfaces. 

What is Swoop

 The  Swoop provides a single, unified search box for searching JFM Library's information resources, including scholarly journal articles, books, e-books, internet documents, research reports, and much more.  Features of the service include:

  • Single, simple entry point for searching many databases at once, including the TAMUT Library catalog
  • Pre-indexing of a vast quantity of metadata ensures immediate search results
  • Detailed metadata (e.g., author-supplied abstracts,keywords, subjects)
  • Indexing for thousands of journals from publishers
  • Complete library catalog loaded directly into OneSaerch, with real-time availability checks and daily updates
  • Ability to limit searches by date, source type, subject, content provider, full text availability, scholarly designation and more
  • Powerful, user-friendly interface based on the familiar EBSCOhost platform

 Below is an interface for a basic search in the Swoop.  For full options in the Swoop use this link.


In order to use Quick Search you may be asked to enter a username and password. Students log in using their campus network login username and password, faculty and staff log in using their Outlook (campus email) username and password.

Students click here for help with user names and passwords.

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