On the shelf

Encyclopedia of Sociology (Ref HM425 E5) 5 vol.
Encyclopedia of Conflict Resolution (HM136 B783)
Violence in America: An Encyclopedia (Ref HN90 .V5) 3 vol.
Encyclopedia of Crime & Justice (Ref HV6017 .E52) 4 vol.
Encyclopedia of Criminology (Ref HV6017 E5295) 3 vol.

Crime in the United States (HV6787 A3) annual
Statistical Abstract of the United States (Ref HA202) annual


Credo Reference
Search online versions of 100 specialized encyclopedias, including information on government and politics. A great place to get background information.


Article Databases

Search All Library Resources
Search across (almost) all of the content that the library owns, from books in the library to article databases, online encyclopedias, and streaming video.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service
NCJRS is a federally funded database with articles and other information on crime, justice, and drug use, affiliated with the Department of Justice. Includes some full text.

Nexis Uni (formerly known as Lexis Nexis Academic Universe)
Nexis Uni™ features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents. Full-text access.



Most books in criminal justice have call numbers beginning with HV.

Library Catalog Books at Howard Colman Library

WorldCat Locate books available elsewhere and request via interlibrary loan


Internet Resources

Search case law and U.S. Code

Bureau of Justice Statistics