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Criminology: Books

Finding Books

SWAN – Use SWAN to find books, government documents, maps, media, and other materials located in the library.

MOBIUS – is a statewide consortium of mostly college and university libraries. Search the MOBIUS catalog to borrow books from other consortium members and request books for delivery to MSU’s libraries. Most MOBIUS items arrive in 2-3 days. Go to Circulation for pick-up. If you fill out a notification form at Circulation, they will e-mail you when your item arrives.

WORLDCAT – is OCLC’s union catalog of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide. The database includes all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries across North America, offers millions of bibliographic records, and includes records representing 400 languages. It is the of the library world. Interlibrary loan features are integrated into the database. 

Interlibrary Loan – If you cannot find the items you need at Meyer, or through MOBIUS, the Interlibrary Loan Department will order the materials you need. Some fees may apply. The online order form is at Interlibrary Loan, phone: 836-4540

Recent Books

Reference Books

The following books are located in the Reference Department.  You can locate the books by their call numbers provided.  Note that “Ref” in front of the call number indicates that the item is shelved in the Reference collection and does not circulate.

City crime rankings
MSU Meyer Ref HV6787 .C58

Constitutional rights sourcebook
MSU Meyer Ref KF4550.Z9 R463

Crime state rankings
MSU Meyer Ref HV6787 .C77

Criminal justice information: how to find it, how to use it
MSU Meyer Ref HV7419.5 .C75 1998

Encyclopedia of American prisons
MSU Meyer Ref HV9471 .S54 2003

Encyclopedia of crime and justice (Vol. 1-4)
MSU Meyer Ref HV6017.E52 2002

Encyclopedia of criminology (Vol. 1-3)
MSU Meyer Ref HV6017 .E5295 2005

Encyclopedia of criminology and deviant behavior (Vol. 1-4)
MSU Meyer Ref HV6017 .E53 2001

Encyclopedia of juvenile justice
MSU Meyer Ref HV9104 .E58 2003

Encyclopedia of murder & violent crime
MSU Meyer Ref HV6515 .E5323 2003

Encyclopedia of prisons & correctional facilities
MSU Meyer Ref HV9471 .E427 2005

Encyclopedia of women and crime
MSU Meyer Ref HV6046 .E56 2000

Encyclopedia of sociology
MSU Meyer Ref HM17 .E5 2000

Prentice Hall's dictionary of American criminal justice, criminology, and criminal law
MSU Meyer Ref KF9223.A68 F35 2005

Violence in America: an encyclopedia
MSU Meyer Ref HN90.V5 V5474 1999


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