EagleSource: Criminal Justice
Books: Use the Library Catalog
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
Maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.
Avoiding Plagiarism Tutorial
A tutorial prepared by the University Library at the University of Southern Mississippi. For additional resources regarding plagiarism and citing sources, see the selection of resources under the subject Academic Integrity in EagleSource.
EBSCO Discovery Service Tutorials
Learn how to search the Google like search box for resources in the Henderson Library.
Library Research Modules
Learn how to use the library from 10 self-paced modules that include: : Introduction to Research : Select Library Terminology : Search Stratagies : GALILEO : GIL: Library Catalog : Internet & Other Resources : Evaluationg Sources, Critical Thinking, Active Reading : Citation Styles and Giving Credit : Copyright & Fair Use : Need Help?
Various tutorials, citation style guides, resources, and ways to contact your librarian or get assistance with ILL
Dictionary of American biography
Originally published in twenty volumes, with supplementary volumes in 1944 and 1958. This edition combines all twenty-two. Corrections of fact and additional data are in Errata at head of volume I.Some omissions remain. No biographies of living people were done, and some period of residence in the United States was required. Major funding for the project, $500,000, was received from The New York Times Corporation, owned by Adolph Ochs. Ochs exercised no editorial control. The successor of the Dictionary is American National Biography.
GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes. As of November 5, 2011, this is the system of record for government information. The former system for this information was GPO Access, which is no longer maintained.
Online access to Georgia government
Thomas--Legislative Information on the Internet
An official source of United States Federal Legislative information.
United States Government Manual
The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government. This special edition of the Federal Register is currently updated to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. The Government Manual also includes information about quasi-official agencies, international organizations with U.S. membership, and Federal boards, commissions, and committees.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
The BJS mission is to collect, analyze, publish, and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. These data are critical to federal, state, and local policymakers in combating crime and ensuring that justice is both efficient and evenhanded.
National Institute of Justice Data Resources Program
The Data Resources Program ensures the preservation, availability and transparency of data collected through NIJ-funded research and evaluation.rnUnder the Data Resources Program, data from NIJ-funded research is archived  and made available to support new research that reproduces original findings, replicates results and tests new hypotheses.
Uniform Crime Reports
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program was conceived in 1929 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police to meet a need for reliable, uniform crime statistics for the nation. In 1930, the FBI was tasked with collecting, publishing, and archiving those statistics. Today, several annual statistical publications, such as the comprehensive Crime in the United States, are produced from data provided by nearly 17,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States.
Internet Archive Wayback Machine
The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library. Its purposes include offering permanent access for researchers, historians, scholars, people with disabilities, and the general public to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996 and located in San Francisco, the Archive has been receiving data donations from Alexa Internet and others. In late 1999, the organization started to grow to include more well-rounded collections. Now the Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in our collections, and provides specialized services for adaptive reading and information access for the blind and other persons with disabilities. To start surfing the Wayback, type in the web address of a site or page where you would like to start, and press enter. Then select from the archived dates available. The resulting pages point to other archived pages at as close a date as possible. Keyword searching is not currently supported.
Scout is a free service provided by the Sunlight Foundation that provides daily insight to how our laws and regulations are shaped in Washington, DC and our state capitols. Researchers can use Scout to see when Congress talks about an issue over time. Members of the media can use Scout to track when legislation important to their beat moves ahead in Congress or in state houses. Non-profits can use Scout as a tool to keep tabs on how federal and state lawmakers are making policy around a specific issue.