This guide has been designed to give you easy access to the resources most frequently used for criminal justice. The home page of this guide will provide you with information about how you can contact the librarians and when. Use the tabs on the top of the page to access specific resources. Those resources include:
Reference Sources - For background information, definitions, and basic facts, consult the encyclopedias, dictionaries, and statistical sources listed on this page. They are located in the Reference section on the first floor. Reference items are for use only in the library. Criminal justice materials can be found in the HV section of the collection. Ask a Reference librarian for help, if needed.
Finding Books - This page will give you access to HillSearch, the MacPhaidin Library Catalog, and the WorldCat catalog. HillSearch will list all books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, government documents and Databases held in our library. The WorldCat catalog contains records from libraries across the country and around the world. it can be used to order items from interlibrary loan.
eBooks - Our eBooks can be downloaded to a number of electronic devices. Convenient and mobile, they are easily accessed through HillSeach.
Finding Articles - When you click on this tab, you will be presented with an annotated list of the electronic databases used most frequently for criminal justice. These databases will provide you with access to articles appearing in scholarly, peer-reviewed journals as well as items published in popular sources such as news magazines, newspapers and trade publications. This page will also provide you with a link to Google Scholar and the library's full text finder (the tool you can use to determine if we have electronic access to a particular journal.)
Statistics - Links to a number of import criminal justice statistical sources.
Web Sites - This page provides links to reputable source material such as the Crime Solutions database.
Streaming Media - Searchable access to streaming videos that can be viewed anywhere. There are three different searchable collections.
Citing Your Research - This page will provide you access to the APA Guide and online citation resources. This will also give you a link to RefWorks, an online citation tool.
Although the library is closed over the winter break, library services remain available. Librarians are available by text, phone, and Zoom. Many of the library's resources are available electronically. If you have any questions, please call The Desk at 508-565-1313. Safety measures have also called for some additional changes in library operations. You can learn more about them on the FAQ page of the library website.
Students who wish to meet with a librarian can make an appointment using LibCal.