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Criminology: Finding Books

Criminology Resources at the UMD Library

Find Books and more...

Looking for books? Search the library catalog to find Books, e-Books, DVD's, Videos, Government Documents, Music recordings, Scores, Children's literature, Teaching materials and More.

You may also want to browse these general call number areas on the 3rd floor of the library:

HV 6001-7220.5 Criminology

HV 7231-9960 Criminal Justice Administration

For a more specific outline of call number areas, click here.

WorldCat and ILL

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Use our interlibrary loan (ILL) services to get books, articles, DVDs, and other items owned by other libraries. The books will be mailed here for you to check out.

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Another way is by searching the catalog-of-catalogs called WorldCat. When you search WorldCat, the results will be in the order of how many libraries in the system own a copy. If you're interested in getting a book sent here for you, click on the title to find out more about it, and then click on the link for ILL or interlibrary loan (there will be a red icon). You will be sent to the login screen for our ILL system.

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Electronic Reference Sources

Many of our reference materials are in electronic form and can be accessed anywhere.

Print Reference Sources

The majority of our reference materials are in print form, in the Reference Section, on the 2nd floor of the library, near the Research & Information Desk.

Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes, 2nd edition.
REF HV 6253 .C75 2006

Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, in three volumes. Larry E. Sullivan, editor-in-chief.
REF HV 7921 .E53 2005

Encyclopedia of Criminology and Deviant Behavior, in four volumes. Charles E. Faupen and Paul M. Roman, associate editors.
REF HV 6017 .E53 2001

Juvenile Justice Sourcebook, Albert R. Roberts, editor.
REF HV 9104 >J868 2004

Famous American Crimes and Trials, in three volumes. Edited by Frankie Y. Bailey and Steven Chermak
REF HV 9950 .F36 2004

These are just a few of our reference books on criminology. You can find more in the HV area of the Reference Section on the 2nd floor.