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CJ 488: Find Books and Videos

Library Resources for CJS 488

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Library Floor Plan Maps

Lovejoy Library floor plan maps can be helpful to locate books by call number. Most criminal justice books are located in the social sciences area on 2nd floor, the east side.  The Library of Congress call numbers in this area pertain to social sciences (H), political science (J), and law and justice (K).


Tips on Searching

Boolean Keyword Searching: 

   Most library databases permit you to: 

·         SEARCH by author, title, subject, keyword 

·         LIMIT search by publication year, language, document types, name of source journal, document type, publication year,         peer-reviewed journals only. 

·         COMBINE search terms using AND, OR, NOT (Boolean connectors).

 For example:

            spotted AND (dog OR puppy) NOT hound 

·         TRUNCATE search terms using symbols such as an asterisk or question mark.  For example: 

crimin*    retrieves criminal, criminals, criminology, etc.              

wom?n     retrieves woman or women 

·         FIND ADJACENT words:

For example:

                                “civil courts

Streamed Videos

Alexander Street Press

Counseling and Therapy in Video, Vol. 1 & 2

Education in Video

Ethnographic Video Online, Vol. 1

Filmakers Library

New World Cinema:

Independent Features and Shorts: 1990 - Present

Nursing Education in Video

Kanopy (Video Streaming Service)

Reference Sources

Print (Lovejoy Library, 1st floor)

American Dictionary of Criminal Justice: Key Terms & Major Court Cases  Ref HV7411 .C48 2005 

Black's Law Dictionary  Ref KF156 .B53 2004 

Courts & Trials: A Reference Handbook  Ref KF8719 .S552 2003

Crime Classification Manual  Ref HV6253 .C75 2006 

Criminal Justice (4 vols.)  Ref  KF9214.5 .C75 2006 

Criminal Justice and Criminology: A Career Guide to Local, State, Federal & Academic Positions Ref HV9950 .A54 2003 

Encyclopedia of Criminology  Ref HV6017 .E5295 2005 

Encyclopedia of DNA and the U. S. Criminal Justice System  Ref RA1057.55 .P34 2004 

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence  Ref HV6626 .E53 2007 

Encyclopedia of Forensic Science  Ref HV8073 .B425 2004 

Encyclopedia of High-Tech Crime and Crime Fighting  Ref HV6773 .N48 2004 

Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence   Ref HV9104 .E59 2007 

Encyclopedia of Police Science  Ref HV7901 .E53 2007

Handbook of Forensic Psychology  Ref  RA1148 .H36 2006 

Illegal Drugs: A Complete Guide to Their History, Chemistry, Use and Abuse  Ref RC566 .G345 2004 

Judicial Branch of the Federal Government: People, Process & Politics  Ref KF8700 .J84 2007 

Prisons and Prison Systems  Ref  HV8665 .R67 2006 

Supreme Court Compendium: Data, Decisions, Developments  Ref KF8742 .S914 2007 

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