ERIC Number: ED416858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Criminal Justice Research in Libraries and on the Internet.
Nelson, Bonnie R.
In addition to covering the enduring elements of traditional research on criminal justice, this new edition provides full coverage on research using the World Wide Web, hypertext documents, computer indexes, and other online resources. It gives an in-depth explanation of such concepts as databases, networks, and full text, and covers the Internet in a separate chapter. The chapters on bibliographic searching, the library catalog, and comparative research are almost totally new, and other chapters reflect the shift to computerized sources. The chapter on legal resources discusses the wealth of legal information available on the Internet. A new chapter on library research in forensic science corrects an omission from the first edition. The book contains the following chapters: (1) Communication, Information, and Information Flow; (2) Efficiency in Research; (3) Bibliographic Searching; (4) Using the Internet; (5) The Library Catalog; (6) Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Annual Reviews; (7) Indexes and Abstracts; (8) Newsletters, Newspapers, and News Broadcasts; (9) Documents, Reports, and Conference Proceedings; (10) Statistics; (11) Printed Bibliographies; (12) Research in Legal Resources; (13) Research in Forensic Science (Katherine B. Killoran); (14) Historical Research with Primary Sources: Nineteenth-Century America; and (15) Resources for the Study of Criminal Justice in Other Countries. Appendices include: selected Library of Congress subject headings in criminal justice; useful directories; and selected major criminal justice commission reports. Also included are a glossary, author and title index, Internet resources index, and subject index. (Author/SWC)
Descriptors: Criminal Law, Criminology, Full Text Databases, Information Retrieval, Information Seeking, Internet, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Library Catalogs, Online Searching, Online Systems, Reference Materials, Research, Research Methodology, Research Tools, Search Strategies, User Needs (Information), World Wide Web
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