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Criminal Justice Resources @ LLCC


Criminal Justice Library Resources

How to Use this Guide

The LLCC Criminal Justice Resources LibGuide provides links to helpful information about print and online library resources available to students attending Lincoln Land Community College. To navigate the guide, select one of the tabs to view additional information about that topic. The library links to several independent resources, so please use this guide as a starting point only. If you have any questions related to research using the library's catalog or journal databases, please feel free to contact us in person or via telephone (217-786-2352). Our Reference Desk is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to close, Monday through Friday.

Periodicals & Databases

LLCC eJournals & Databases

Highlighted on this page you will find a sampling of LLCC Library eJournals & electronic databases, which are available to you as  an LLCC student. 

What is an eJournal? An eJournal (electronic journal) provides publication of periodicals--magazines, scholarly journals, trade publications, etc.--electronically for your convenience. LLCC's eJournals are freely accessible electronically to our students and staff.  

What is a database? 

A database provides electronic access to articles from periodicals published in print. What does this mean for you? It means that if the article of interest is available through one of our databases, then you can access it as long as you have an Internet connection. You can access these articles from the comfort of your own home with the ability to read or request the article online, print, save or download the article. Being able to access articles electronically allows you the freedom of accessing information anytime of day or night. 

If you are accessing our databases off-campus, then you will notice that when you click on a database you will first be prompted to sign in with a username and password. Please note that this is the same LLCC username and password you use to access BlackBoard, LLCC email, & WebAdvisor. 

eJournals (available electronically)

Journal Article Databases

Criminal Justice Books

LLCC Library Print Resources

All of the items on this page are physically located in the LLCC Library. We have circulating books--which are books you can check out and take home with you--and non-circulating books--which are books that cannot go home with you. A patron may look at non-circulating materials anywhere in the library, make photocopies, or scan and email pages to oneself, but they must stay in the library. 

LLCC Library also has a large collection of electronic books, which you can access directly from your computer or tablet. You can view these by searching our book catalog (the lists below do not reflect e-Books). 

Want to begin searching for materials from LLCC Library right now? Below is a search box that will search for anything in our collection -OR- go to the LLCC Library Homepage and search for a title or subject under the Books & More tab. Give it a whirl: 

Searching for Books

The library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to organize its books. Most of the library's Criminal Justice books are located under the call number "HV". You will find additional criminal justice/criminology/law-related books under other call numbers, as well. The below list is not all-inclusive, but meant to serve as a starting point to finding information.

HV 6001-7220.5   CRIMINOLOGY books are found here

HV 6035-6197        (Criminal anthropology--including criminal types, criminal psychology, prison psychology, causes of                                   crime )

HV6250-6250.4     (Victims of Crime. Victimology )

HV 6251-6773.55    (Crimes & offenses)

HV7231-9960       CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION books are found here

HV7431                    (Prevention of crime, methods, etc. )

HV7435-7439          (Gun Control )

HV7551-8280.7      (Police. Detectives. Constabulary )

HV8031-8080        (Police duty. Methods of protection )

HV8073-8079.35   (Investigation of crimes. Examination & identification of  prisoners )

HV8301-9920.7     (Penology. Prisons. Corrections )

K5000-5582          (Criminal law & procedure )

KF                       LAW OF THE UNITED STATES books are found here

KFI1201-1799        (Illinois )

Print Encyclopedias (non-circulating)

Print Books (circulating)

Citation & Evaluation Assistance

Citation Assistance


Purdue OWL shows how to create a proper citation along with examples. Additionally, it shows you how to do in-text citations; gives an example of a research paper with all the proper citation included;  and exercises to practice certain skills. 

Criminal Justice @ Lincoln Land Community College