TITLE: CSPV Violence Literature Database (VioLit)

ACCESS: http://www.Colorado.EDU/cspv/infohouse/violit/

Violence is an epidemic that is destroying America's homes and communities. CSPV Violence Literature Database is an effort to provide researchers, professionals and policy makers with resources in the causes and prevention of violence. The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence at the University of Colorado at Boulder which was founded in 1992 with a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York maintains this database. VioLit is one of four databases that is offered through CSPV Information House. It's user friendly search interface was created by using ShowBase software. Users are able to perform simple and multifield searches. A simple search is performed by typing text in the query box and clicking on the index drop down list box to choose keywords, title, author, year of publication or record number to search. A multifield search supports advance searching including boolean operators, numeric operators, comparison operators and the ability to search more than one field at a time. Searching can be enhanced by using partial words, begins with or browse search options. Search results yields bibliographic records and ordering information for journal articles, books, reports and literature reviews. Because the database has not been updated since 1998, researchers will have to search other reference tools for current violent literature. VioLit can be a starting point for locating juvenile violence literature.

Nancy Allen
USF at Sarasota-Manatee/New College

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