Frequently Asked Questions
The CVR Library collection is provided by the Center for Victim Research under grant number 2016-XV-GX-K006, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this document are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Everyone can search the CVR Library public collection, the largest repository of full-text, open-access victim research materials focused on all types of crime victim topics and issues. There is no need to log in or register to search the public collection.
The CVR Library full collection includes both the open access materials and subscription articles from more than 1,000 peer-reviewed research journals. Access to the full collection requires eligible providers (organizations receiving federal VOCA funding) to register, agree to follow copyright restrictions from publishers, and log in for full-text access. Also, the Research Librarian can send, upon request, a limited number of full-text articles from the publishers Elsevier, Taylor & Francis, and SAGE.
In order to enter an agreement with the publishers of the subscription materials, we needed to provide them with a specific, limited number of users. Because the funding for the CVR came from the Crime Victims Fund (VOCA), we chose to define the subscription user group as those agencies who receive the same type of funding. Contact the CVR if you have additional questions, or if the staff member from your agency who needs subscription access has changed.