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Criminal Justice: CJA Online Tour

A guide for finding resources on Criminal Justice in Hammermill Library and on the Internet.

Video Tour for Online Criminal Justice Administration

Here are some quick introductions to the library website and some of its resources that may be useful to you as an online student. Each video has links to its related resources nearby.

Using the Library from Off-Campus

If you have trouble signing in, see the Troubleshooting Online Library Resources page.


Highlights of the Library Website


The Library Catalog, Books, and eBooks

The Library Catalog (koha)
The eBooks page
Open Source eBooks (free!)


Locating a Specific Journal

Journals - Full Text Finder


Locating Journal Articles on a Topic

Since we're talking about it, here's the "Search Everything" box again if you want to get started. It has some added limiters for Criminal Justice and Legal subjects. You may remove those limiters by un-checking their respective checkboxes.


Quick Search Everything (Criminal Justice):

EBSCO Discovery Service


Limit Your Results








EBSCO eBooks



Credo Reference

Credo Reference


LexisNexis Academic

LexisNexis Academic


Open Source Databases and

Open Source Databases (free!) (free!)
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (free!)


Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan
allows you to borrow books and articles from other libraries when we don't have them. We can sometimes get them as digital scans that we can email to you, but not always. if you don't live in the Erie area, you may be able to ask a local public library near you if they have Interlibrary Loan services that you can use.

Interlibrary Loan webpage


Dissertations & Theses online

The Library Catalog (koha)
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database