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AJS 101

An introduction to crime and society's responses to it. Examines the nature and causes of crime, the criminal law, constitutional safeguards, and the organization and operation of the criminal justice system including the police, courts, jails, prisons

Reference Tools

Reference books include dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, directories, manuals, handbooks, and much more. Reference books can help you:

  1. explore a topic (find out what has been said about a topic, trends, issues or background information)
  2. identify unfamiliar terms or people in your reading
  3. find references to other books and articles on the topic, and
  4. find keywords to use in online searches.

This page pulls together a sample of both electronic and print reference tools.

Have questions?  Visit the library's Research and Information Service desk.

Online Library Reference Tools

Print Dictionaries

Browse the library's print dictionaries located on the second floor in the Reference collection.

Print Encyclopedias

Browse the library's print encyclopedias located on the second floor in the Reference collection.  

Encyclopedias in the EBSCO eBook Collection

Once you login into e​Books on EBSCOhost, click on Reference in the navigation menu located on the right side of the screen.