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Searching for Books
BOOKS ARE A GREAT CHOICE WHEN YOU NEED:
- A broad overview of a topic or event
- Background or historical information
Introductory Information on Controversial Topics
DATABASES: To find current or very specific information on a topic, try the library's databases. Once in these databases, try specific keyword searches such as:
- exclusionary rules
- weeks and united states
- search and seizure
- probable cause
FIND STATISTICS FAST
Do a GOOGLE search using your subject, the word statistics, and site:.gov.
Example: recidivism statistics site:.gov
FBI Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program offers reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. Also includes archived information.
Links for both state and federal cases. Opinions are categorized by jurisdiction.
Oyez: The Supreme Court and its Work
The Oyez Project is a complete and authoritative source for all audio recorded in the Supreme Court since the installation of a recording system in October 1955.
Credo Reference: CRIMINOLOGY & LAW
Start your law research with dictionaries of legal terms, handbooks in criminology, and histories of key cases.
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