Criminal Justice: Getting Started
REFERENCE MATERIALS such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, guides and directories are especially useful at the beginning of your research. Articles in Reference publications often provide an overview and history of a topic, key concepts and issues, ideas for how to narrow down a topic, and a bibliography or list of references at the end of the article suggesting additional sources of information.
Please Note: Print Reference books cannot be taken out of the library.
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ENCYCLOPEDIAS AND DICTIONARIES
EXAMPLES of electronic and print Reference publications.
For ELECTRONIC publications, click on title of the publication below. If you are off campus, a box will pop up asking you to input your Iona username and password -- the same information you use when logging in to computers on campus.
New electronic titles below have note: New title added 2014.
PRINT publications are shelved in the Ryan Library Reference Room, on the 1st floor. Note that print Reference publications must be used in the Reference Room only ; they do not circulate and may not be checked out.
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CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCH GUIDES
All books listed below are located in the Ryan Library Reference Room on the 1st floor unless otherwise noted.