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Important notice about the NCJRS Virtual Library collection!

On October 1, 2014, the NCJRS Virtual Library began to focus primarily on the collection of informational materials and resources produced, funded, and/or sponsored by the bureaus and offices of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs (OJP). All materials housed in the NCJRS Virtual Library prior to October 2014 will remain searchable in the Abstracts Database and accessible through Virtual Library services. Due in part to these changes, NCJRS will be expanding the scope of the Virtual Library in other areas, including collaborative efforts with public and private libraries, consortia, and repositories designed to increase and expand access to both published and unpublished criminal justice information.

Thesaurus Term Search

You can use the Thesaurus Term Search to build a set of relevant terms to search the NCJRS Abstracts Database. The NCJRS Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary used to assign relevant indexing terms to the documents in the NCJRS Virtual Library collection.

To begin a Thesaurus Term Search, click on the "Browse an alphabetical list" link or enter a keyword(s) into the search box and click the "Go" button.

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