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CJ 5310: Administration of Justice and MSCJ Executive Program: Finding Books

This is a course guide for Dr. Sellers MSCJ Executive Program and 5310 Administration of Justice class

Locating books and other materials in the Alkek Library

Call Numbers will guide you to the location of physical items within the library.

If you are having problems with finding a particular book, you can ask a librarian for help.

This guide may also help you: Locating Books by Call Number

Criminal Justice Call Numbers

If you like to browse the bookshelves, some general call numbers to help you locate books by broad topics are:

Subclass HV

HV1-9960 Social pathology. Social and public welfare.

Criminology
HV5001-5720.5 Alcoholism.
HV5725-5770 Tobacco habit
HV5800-5840 Drug habits. Drug abuse
HV6001-7220.5 Criminology
HV7231-9960 Criminal justice administration
HV7428 Social work with delinquents and criminals
HV7431 Prevention of crime, methods, etc. HV7435-7439 Gun control
HV7551-8280.7 Police. Detectives. Constabulary
HV7935-8025 Administration and organization
HV8301-9920.7 Penology. Prisons. Corrections
HV9051-9230.7 The juvenile offender. Juvenile delinquency. Reform schools, etc.
HV9261-9430.7 Reformation and reclamation of adult prisoners

Search for Books & More in the Library:

Searching

Search by ~~> Keyword

  • This search looks for matches in all fields of the catalog record (title, author, description, table of contents, subject headings, etc.)
  • Use Boolean operators to combine keywords and improve your search
  • This is the broadest type of search, so it is often a good way to start outyou should get a good idea of how much material is available on a subject.

Broad searches like the "alcohol abuse" search below can be focused by inserting AND followed by an idea that will limit the search, like: "alcohol abuse" AND college

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Other searches available in the Catalog include: Journal Title, Call Number, Standard Number ISBN/ISSN, and Reserve by Prof/TA or Course. Use the drop-down menu to choose these search options.

Search by ~~>Subject

  • Subject headings search the catalog by Library of Congress subject headings
  • This type of search works well if you are browsing for a particular subject that you know or a broad term
    • If your search results are too limited, try using the same subject heading terms in a keyword search.

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Other searches available in the Catalog include: Journal Title, Call Number, Standard Number ISBN/ISSN, and Reserve by Prof/TA or Course. Use the drop-down menu to choose these search options.

Search by ~~> Author

  • This search will find works by an author, editor, actor, or director
  • Search by "Lastname, Firstname" 
    • Many authors have the same name, so if you are not able to find the correct one, try a partial name search like "angelou, m" to see all possible name variations
  • If you want books about a person but not written by them, search for their name by subject

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Other searches available in the Catalog include: Journal Title, Call Number, Standard Number ISBN/ISSN, and Reserve by Prof/TA or Course. Use the drop-down menu to choose these search options.

Search by ~~> Title

  • This search should be used if you know a specific book title
  • Don't include leading words like "the" or "a" and leave out punctuation like ":" The Things They Carried should be typed as things they carried and a partial title can be search as well, things they car

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Other searches available in the Catalog include: Journal Title, Call Number, Standard Number ISBN/ISSN, and Reserve by Prof/TA or Course. Use the drop-down menu to choose these search options.

Reference Resources and Ebooks

Reference material can be very useful for finding broad overviews on a topic: