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How to find a variety of resources related to criminal justice, law, and related topics.


This guide is here to help you find research on topics such as criminal justice, criminology, law, and other related fields. It is split into sections based on what type of information you are looking for. 

This is a starting point for criminal justice research at Heidelberg. It does not have everything. Remember, if at any point you need some assistance, please feel free to drop by the reference desk in Beeghly Library or contact us using one of the Research Assistnace boxes on each page.

Simple Search Tools

Use these to improve your database and catalog searching.


  • Searches for results with all words
  • smoking AND cancer


  • Searches for results with either search word
  • If combined with AND, words connected by OR need to be in parenthesis
  • Great for synonyms and related concepts: (smoking OR tobacco) AND cancer


  • Combines multiple words into one search term
  • Great for names: "Martin Luther King"