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ADJ 100: Survey of Criminal Justice (ELI): Books & eBooks

This guide will introduce you to resources for ADJ 100 course assignments. If you have questions or comments, please contact Heather Blicher at

Find Books in the Library Catalog

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Search Library Catalog for books, eBooks, DVDs & streaming video.



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Sample Searches:

police AND history

Use AND between two or more terms to find materials with all the concepts. Searching for police AND history will only include books that have both police and history in their contents.

LSD OR psychedelic drugs

Use OR between similar concepts. Searching for LSD OR psychedelic drugs will find books that refer to either term.

"search and seizure"

Use quotation marks ( " " ) around specific phrases such as "search and seizure" to find the words in that specific order.

terror* Use an asterisk ( * ) to find multiple versions of one word. Using terror* as a search term will include results that refer to terrorism, terrorist, terrorists, terrorize, terrorizing, etc.

eBooks (Open Web)

Check out these websites for access to books in the public domain (copyright free).

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Here are a few places you can find eBooks, just remember that you will have to login with your myNOVA username and password (the same ones you use to access Blackboard, student email, etc.).  More information on downloading eBooks.