Got five minutes?
If you have a bit of free time, wander through the HV section of the library's Reference collection. Those are the books behind the Reference Desk on the main floor of the library. You'll find all kinds of books that deal with Criminal Justice, the social aspects of crime and addiction and serial killers and... well, look for yourself. It won't take too long, and you might find something fun to browse through!
Similarly, take some time someday to go to the circulating books (they're in the basement) and browse in the HV section. There you'll find books on the same topics, but you'll be able to check them out and take them home.
The books in the HV's are about CJ and it's allied subjects. See what's there!
Finding materials for your projects
If you've arrived at this page, you probably have to write a paper or prepare a presentation, or do some other type of project, for your Criminal Justice classes. This guide is meant to give you some ideas about how to find the best information on your subject. There are four tabs along the top of this page. The first page has some ideas about how to go about finding information about CJ. The second tab gives you information about paper resources available at the KJS Library. We realize that you probably don't want to come to the library, but if you want the best information, you may have to come here for at least a bit of the information you use to prepare your projects. The third tab gives suggestions about materials avaialble on-line through the KJS Library. When you use these from off-campus, you may be prompted for a userid and password. Use your My.LSSU userid and password. If they don't work, make sure that you are not still using your birthdate as your password--change it and things should work! The final tab has information about, and links to, non-LSSU materials. Accompanying the lists and links is information that should give you hints about whether the tool should be helpful to you. Hopefully, this guide will make finding information for your classes easier.
Don't forget to use the citation tools that are available in most of our products! If you look around, there is often a Cite This or Cite or Citation Tools button. If you're going to use that item for a paper or speech that requires a bibliography, click on the citation button and get your citation there! Double check it to make sure it's the right citation format--sometimes something needs to be tweaked, but if sure beats having to create the whole citation from scratch.