Restoring Community

These resources are freely available on the Internet to all researchers. (Disclaimer: These links are provided as a convenience; the IIRP is not responsible for the accuracy or content of any of these sites. Please contact the external site regarding questions about its content.)

General | Education | Counseling & Related Areas | Restorative Justice - Journals | Restorative Justice - General | Restorative Justice - Bills & Legislation (U.S.A.) | Restorative Justice - Bills & Legislation (Outside of U.S.A.) | Open Access Scholarship


Google Scholar 
Interdisciplinary database of scholarly literature from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other knowledge sites worldwide; articles, books and reprints, theses/dissertations, abstracts, conference papers, court opinions, technical reports, etc. | Google Scholar Search Tips (general) | Power Tips & Search Operators

Microsoft Academic 
Academic search engine that enables users to both discover individual research documents and survey entire fields of study through search language semantics and data relationships. Document records feature linked references and citations for easy browsing of related material. Includes filters to help identify key authors, publications, research institutions, etc., plus links to Wikipedia and Bing. | Microsoft Academic Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

OCLC WorldCat 
Searchable database of library holdings around the world, provided by the Online Computer Library Center. Enter zip or postal code to find materials in llibraries in your area. | OCLC WorldCat help


ERIC (Educational Resource Information Clearinghouse)
U.S. Department of Education database of journal articles, reports, dissertations and other material on education topics.

Teacher Reference Center (TRC) (via EBSCOhost)
Free EBSCOhost database provides indexing and abstracts for almost 300 peer-reviewed journals. Includes best practices, curriculum development, literacy standards, pedagogy, instructional media, school administration and more | TRC journal list

Counseling & Related Areas

APA Dictionary of Psychology
Free online dictionary of behavioral sciences-related terminology.

Free search engine for PsychARTICLES and PsychBOOKS journal papers and book chapters published by the American Psychological Association and partner organizations, indexing a wide array of behavioral sciences. Full text available via Interlibrary Loan (IIRP faculty, students & staff only) or purchase. Additional databases and content are available for a fee. 

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children's Bureau (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) database indexes over 80,000 peer-reviewed articles, books, reports and audiovisual materials for professionals in child welfare; topics include child abuse prevention, out-of-home care, and adoption. Some items not freely available online may be purchased.

Restorative Justice - Journals

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International Journal of Restorative Justice (IJRJ) 2018-present (Eleven International Publishing)
Original and current research on theory, practice and policy developments in restorative justice.

Restorative Justice: An International Journal 2013-2017 (Taylor & Francis)
Online journal of articles, book reviews and discussions on academic research, practice and policy about restorative justice.

Restorative Justice - General

Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking (University of Minnesota School of Social Work)
CRJP provides a variety of academic and training resources for research and project initiatives. The "Resources" section includes an annotated bibliography of papers on victim mediation, group conferencing and other topics.

International Juvenile Justice Observatory / Observatoire International de Justice Juvénile
Compilation of project news, training resources, regulatory information and research on juvenile justice topics worldwide, including restorative justice. Documentation Center database contains full-text articles and reports, theses/dissertations, multimedia content, statistics, legislation by country and more. Free access, but registration is required. Mirror sites in English, French and Spanish.  

Justicia Restaurativa en Linea | Justice Reparatrice en Ligne
Collections of restorative justice articles in Spanish and French.

National Association for Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ)
Collection of public domain documents (reports, handbooks and other free resources). Subscribers can access additional content.

NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
Federal database of articles and abstracts on topics in criminal justice and related disciplines.

RJ Library (Centre for Justice & Reconciliation)
Database of literature on restorative justice; an initiative of Prison Fellowship International. 

Theo Gavrielides | Free e-resources
Downloadable ebooks and research papers on restorative justice topics; the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice and additional content are available for purchase.

Restorative Justice - Bills & Legislation (U.S.A.)

Juvenile Justice Bills Tracking Database – National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
U.S. legislation, searchable by state, covering 2008 to present.

Restorative Justice Legislation Database – Georgia State University
Legislation, regulations and court rules that reference restorative practices across the USA. Includes current and proposed legislation. Provided as downloadable Excel files.

Restorative Justice - Bills & Legislation (Outside of U.S.A.)

Canada - Restorative Justice  / La justice réparatrice
Includes directory (English | Français) of national, provincial and local RJ programs (choice of graphical map or text search); plus legislation and policy, and additional resources for researchers and practitioners.

Open Access Scholarship 

Books, Journals & Digital Repositories

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
Over 11,000 academic, peer-reviewed full-text books and chapters from 260 publishers.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
List of about 10,000 titles offering free access to 3 million high-quality, peer-reviewed articles in social sciences, physical and life sciences, medicine, technology and humanities.

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)
Curated directory of over 2,600 publicly-available digital collections of full-text content for the support and enhancement of academic and research activities for the global community. Browse and search for repositories by geographic region and country.

Open archive for pre-publication prints, working papers and published papers in the social sciences. Authors may submit papers for which they have open sharing rights.

Theses & Dissertations

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)
Search engine for almost 5 million electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) from higher education institutions around the world. Global ETD Searrch crawls about 50 international, regional and national ETD repositories.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations (OATD)
Over 4.2 million Master's and doctoral papers from 1,100 colleges, universities and research institutions worldwide.

OpenDissertations (via EBSCOhost)
Free open access to historical and contemporary academic dissertations and theses, combining content from the American Dcotoral Dissertations database with metadata from a growing list of graduate degree-granting institutions worldwide. Links to full text works at the universities or institutional repositories are included where available.

Subset of ProQuest Dissertations & Theses' collection that enables free retrieval of academic works authors have opted to publish as Open Access. Includes links to commercial ProQuest Dissertations & Theses and Dissertations Express sites.