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Criminal Justice - General Introduction: Reference

Click on the various links to access library resources plus reliable, relevant websites.

Reference Books

Why use a reference book?

Reference books such as encyclopedias and dictionaries provide you with background information on a wide-ranging selection of topics.  The entries found within these books serve as good starting points for clarification on specific concepts, give information on important people and often point you toward more in-depth sources.

Research Tip! The titles listed on the right are just a small sample of library enclyclopedias. Consider your research topic first and then look for an encyclopedia that is close to that subject. 


The Library has hundreds of encyclopedias. Below is a short selection. If you want to search for encyclopedias: from the main library website click on the tab labelled "Catalog" - take a look at the illustration.

Reference Resources

The print reference collection is located on the 2nd floor of Library North.

Librarian - Asst Prof

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