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Criminal Justice

To assist the community of Penn State faculty and students interested in exploring the field of crime, law and justice, this page has been developed to help you locate library resources.

Basic book searching

  • Use the Keyword function and combine terms to search on a topic then use the subject headings from relevant books for additional search terms.
  • Write down the call number and location for any book you want. If the item is not at your campus use the "I Want It" button to request it. 
  • For electronic books, click the link under the words "online content" to access the full text

You can also find books via

Find Books not at PSU

If you know the item you want, and Penn State does not own it, use Interlibrary Loan!

Try the WorldCat database if you want to identify other books by subject or author.  You can request the items directly within the system and they will automatically use our InterLibrary Loan service

Libraries Borrowing Policies

  • Check books out at the nearest lending desk or self check-out station. 
  • Loan periods are usually one semester
  • Books can be recalled for another user, so respond ASAP to library notices.