This guide has been developed as a general introduction to resources in the field of criminology and criminal justice. It is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but rather a starting point from which you can begin your research according to your information needs.
Short on time? Just want to dive right in? Start here.
Written your paper, but not sure it's quite right? Use Research Assistance Paper Review Service (RAPRS)! Any CTC student can submit a final draft of their paper to the librarians for evaluation, it's easy:
1. CREATE: new email using your CTC EagleMail account
2. Send TO: [email protected]
3. Email SUBJECT: RAPRS
4. ATTACH: Final draft of your research paper (only MS Word is accepted)
5. In body of EagleMail email, provide:
6. CLICK SEND
This service is offered Monday through Thursday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
NOTE: Once received, you will be notified by reply email the library has received your paper for review. Only final drafts of your paper will be accepted. If your paper is not at an acceptable standard, it will be returned to you for correction and resubmission. Research paper reviews will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Disclaimer: Library staff provides guidance, direction and suggestions in the review of papers. As papers are reviewed by different librarians, there will be variances in the response received. Students or instructors may disagree with review suggestions. All questions about the paper should be directed to the instructor.
Hobby Memorial Library has options available for locating the resources you need.
The ILL department can locate books and journal articles that are not owned in CTC's collection. You can check the Library Catalog for books and hard copy journals or our electronic resources for articles first. For more information on the Library's Interlibrary Loan department, please click here.
The TexShare CARD is another great option for locating resources that are not owned in CTC's collection. The TexShare CARD is a statewide library card that lets you borrow books and other physical materials from more than 500 libraries across the state of Texas! For more information about requesting a TexShare CARD see the library's Circulation desk or you can click here for more information. You can also go to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission's website for additional information about the TexShare CARD program.