Leona O'Neil, Administrative Assistant
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:
Article Types - Examples of research and literature review articles.
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.)
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.
Citing Your Research - Your professors will likely specify which citation style he or she would like you to use. This page will provide you access to a number of the most frequently-used citation styles.