Use this guide to quickly find reputable sources and save time on your research! Contact your subject librarian or the reference librarians if you need more help. For an overview of how to research efficiently, see Steps of the Research Process.
New in This Guide
- Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Cover to cover full text from 47 national & international newspapers as well as selective full text articles from 390 regional (U.S.) newspapers, and full text television & radio news transcripts.
- International handbook of penology and criminal justice
edited by Shlomo Giroa Shoham, Ori Beck, Martin Kett.Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2008.Online E Book HV7405 .I59 2008eb
- Ethnic Newswatch
Comprising newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in America, this unique body of materials covers a wide range of current topics and countless other social, political and educational subjects. More than 200 publications covering 1995 to the present are represented, and searchable in both English and Spanish.
Finding Materials in the Library
Search CityCat to find books, e-books, disks and more. There are many ways to search, such as Title, Author and Keyword.
Books in the library are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system which groups items by subject, so you can often simply browse the shelves. Here are some relevant subjects and their call numbers:
|Criminal Justice, Admin. of||HV 7231-9960|
|Juvenile Delinquency||HV 9069|
Reference books are great for short overviews and background information. There are also reference resources in our database section.
Use databases for specialized and the most up-to-date information, especially academic (scholarly) sources that are not available for free on the Web. See the Articles & Databases page for a full list of databases available.
Use websites for government information, statistics and current events. It's very important to carefully evaluate websites for accuracy, currency, bias and credibility.