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The Morgan Library's reference section includes several dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks on the subject of Criminal Justice. Most of these resources will be in HV 6017 - 7900. You will also find chronologies in the reference section.
Circulating books will be located on the first floor of the library, with similar call numbers.
Use LancerQuest to locate specific titles. Below are some examples of books (and ebooks) in both the reference and circulating collections.
Corrections in America by
Call Number: HV9304 .A63 1978
Publication Date: 1978
Criminal Justice by
Call Number: REF HV 6017 .C75 2006
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement by
Call Number: REF HV 7921 .E53 2005
Publication Date: 2004-12-15
Database of online reference books including dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Oxford Reference provides quality up-to-date reference content, in a single cross-searchable database. There are over 2 million entries, many include illustrations.
One 6 page paper will be assigned on a Corrections topic covered in class. This topic should be of particular interest to the student, yet one that is considered controversial in the Corrections field. The objective of this paper is for the student to interact with both sides of the research, and both sides of the argument. This paper must be written using APA format with a minimum of 6 scholarly sources. Only scholarly sources and governmental websites will be appropriate for this paper. For additional help on the research and writing, please make certain you make use of the writing lab and library.
Academic Search Complete
Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.
Homeland Security Digital Library
Government reports and documents pertaining to U.S. security issues - School violence, domestic terrorism, presidential documents, surveillance, natural disasters, etc.
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business, and legal sources from LexisNexis®—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains more than 220,000 collection records for criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. This includes more than 60,000 online resources and all known Office of Justice Programs works.
Points of View Reference Center
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
This definitive source for full-text, peer-reviewed articles in psychology contains the full text of 110 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. Updated weekly, the database coverage spans 1894 to the present with nearly all APA journals back to volume 1, issue 1.
The American Psychological Association's (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles (80%), book chapters, books, and dissertations (12%) is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3.3 million records back to 1597, with comprehensive coverage beginning in 1880.
SAGE includes more than 700 journals in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, Technology, and Medicine, with nearly 300 published on behalf of learned societies and institutions. We have fulltext access from 1999 to the present.
Social Sciences Full Text
Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences. This resource provides detailed indexing for over 625 periodicals dating back as far as 1983—nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed.
Military & Government Collection
Database of current information about all branches of the military and government.
Is this Journal Full Text?
Interlibrary Loan Form
You may request articles and books that are not available in the Morgan Library through this form. We will attempt to borrow the materials from another library for you. Please allow at least 1 week for delivery.
The Statistical Abstract of the United States,published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Abstracts for 1878 through 2012 are available at the US Census website (link above.)
Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to additional resources.
The 2012 Edition was the last edition published by the US Government. Since 2013 the Statistical Abstract of the United States has been published by ProQuest.
Selected print copies from the 1960's through the current year are available in the Reference section of the Morgan Library: