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NCJ Number: 90243 Find in a Library
Title: Library Research in Criminal Justice - An Introduction for Students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
Author(s): M Lutzker
Corporate Author: John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Prisoner Reentry Institute
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 53
Sponsoring Agency: Eric Document Reproduction Service
Arlington, VA 22210
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York, NY 10019
Sale Source: Eric Document Reproduction Service
P. O. Box 190
Arlington, VA 22210
United States of America
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This introductory guide to basic library research tools in the field of criminal justice was compiled for use by students at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice as part of the Library Instruction Program.
Abstract: Included are chapters on devising a search strategy; the use of the card catalog; encyclopedia and dictionaries; indexes and abstracts; newspapers and newsletters; governmental and non-governmental documents and reports, particularly major national commission reports; statistics; directories; bibliographies; the use of legal material including law books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, periodical indexes, and sources of U.S. federal and New York state law; and computer searching. A selective annotated bibliography is provided for each type of secondary source material. The final chapter describes primary sources for the study of criminal justice in the John Jay Library. (Resources in Education (ERIC) abstract)
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Libraries
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