This subject guide contains a non-inclusive list of resources not only housed in the Henry Pfeiffer Library, but also electronic sources, some of which may be accessed from off campus. It is designed to serve as a starting point for research on subjects such as crime, the criminal justice system, and criminal law.
Library of Congress Classification Headings
Criminology titles can be found under the “HV” subheading in the stacks. Law titles can be found under the “K” heading. For a more detailed breakdown of the headings, visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline . You can search the Pfeiffer Library online book catalog here.
Select Reference Books
Dictionary of Criminology, Ref. HV6017 .N5 1965
The Great Pictorial History of World Crime, Ref. HV6215 .N37 2004
Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics, Ref. HV7245 .N37b 2003
Crime in the United States, Ref. HV7687 .A3 2004
Black’s Law Dictionary, Ref. KF156 .B532 2004
The Oxford Guide to Supreme Court Decisions, Ref. KF8746 .O97 1999
Illinois Compiled Statutes, Ref. KFI1229 .I44 2006
United States Statutes at Large, Ref. KF50 .U5
Electronic Books on Credo Reference
Refer to the Tutorials page for tips on how to search in particular databases.
Academic Search Premier
A general database containing abstracts for over 8,000 journals, and full-text for more than 4,500 of those titles. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Homeland Security Digital Library
Over 102,100 documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management from a wide variety of sources including federal, state and local governments; international governments and institutions; nonprofit organizations and private entities.
OmniFile Full Text Select
A general database indexing over 1,600 full-text titles. This database may be accessed from off campus.
Crime Control Digest
Southern Poverty Law Center
Online home of the hate group watch group.
Legal resources for legal professionals, accompanied by a page directed at non-professionals.
The Corrections Connection
Online resource for the corrections community.
“LawOfficer.com provides law enforcement news, exclusive online feature articles, a buyer’s guide, and special pages dedicated to every facet of the police community, as well as the archives of Law Officer magazine.”
World Legal Information Institute
“Free, independent and non-profit access to worldwide law.”
The Supreme Court Database
“The definitive source for researchers, students, journalists, and citizens interested in the U.S. Supreme Court.”
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