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NCJ Number: 153923 Find in a Library
Title: FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation): An Annotated Bibliography and Research Guide
Editor(s): A Theoharis
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 266
Sponsoring Agency: Garland Publishing, Inc.
New York, NY 10003-3304
Publication Number: ISBN 0-8153-0871-X
Sale Source: Garland Publishing, Inc.
19 Union Square
West Floor 8
New York, NY 10003-3304
United States of America
Type: Bibliography
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This annotated bibliography and research guide on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) discusses how to conduct research in FBI records as well as FBI files and other government publications, followed by a listing of annotated bibliographies of books and articles on the FBI.
Abstract: The first section reprints the pamphlet that the FBI's Office of Public Affairs prepared to assist prospective researchers who intend to use the Freedom of Information Act to obtain relevant FBI records. In this pamphlet, FBI historians survey the history of the FBI and then describe how FBI records are created, classified, and are to be cited; identify the FBI files that have already been released and that can thus be researched at the FBI Reading Room; and provide the addresses of FBI Headquarters and the various field offices needed for requesters to obtain FBI records and the addresses of the various presidential libraries and other depositories that contain FBI records. The pamphlet also contains a reprint of the text of the Freedom of Information Act. The second section lists the various FBI files that are currently available on microfilm and those printed government publications that contain information which has direct or indirect relevance to research projects of the FBI. The last section, the annotated bibliography of relevant books and articles, was compiled through a computerized search of publications listed under the categories of FBI, J. Edgar Hoover, or Federal surveillance. Subject index
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Criminology; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Organization development; Research methods
Note: From the Garland Reference Library of Social Science, V. 837, Organizations and Interest Groups, V. 9.
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