To find a specific book or to find a book on a specific topic, your best bet is to start first with our library resources. Then work your way out, electronically and geographically. Here are the steps and links to follow. At each level, you can log in with your library card and make an electronic request.
Don't forget to check our Reference section! It's the first set of shelves you see when you walk into the library. Here you will find dictionaries and encyclopedias relevant to your area of study. If you need help in your search, please feel free to ask.
We use the Library of Congress classification system of organizing books.
Books that specialize in the field of ciminology have call numbers that begin with the letters HV. This section is located on the main floor of the library, in the first series of shelves behind the reference section.
Here is a breakdown of the Criminology portion of the HV schedule:
|HV6001||Criminal Justice theses by AMC students|
|HV6250-HV6250.4||Victims of crimes|
|HV6251-HV6773||Crimes and offenses|
|HV6432.7||Sept. 11, 2001 attacks|
|HV6774-HV7220||Crimes and criminal classes|
|HV7231-HV9960||Criminal Justice administration|
|HV8144.F43||Federal Bureau of Investigation|
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