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Criminal Justice: Books

Test Prep Books

Where to Find Books

VC Library Catalog
Use the VC Library Catalog to find books you can check out, as well as electronic books you can access from anywhere.

You can also narrow your search to the Libraries within the Ventura County Community College District, just use the filter that can be found in the drop down menu next to the search bar.

Image of Library catalog search bar with Ventura County Community College District filter set.

EBSCO eBook Collections
Find electronic books by searching EBSCO eBook Collections. eBooks can be accessed from off-campus, downloaded as a PDF, and some can be formatted for online reading and browsing.

Catalog Search Tips

  • Image of catalog record subject termsThink of 1-3 key words that describe your topic and use those as your search terms.
  • When searching for names or multi-word phrases, use quotes around your terms. This tells the catalog that you want to find books with those words together as a phrase.
    • For example: "criminal justice"
  • Use the "Subjects" links found in each book record to find related books (see screenshot to the right).
  • If you aren't finding anything useful, try thinking of alternate terms for your search terms. How else might people describe your topic?
    • For example: If your topic is "labor unions" you could also try searching for "organized labor" or "labor movement" or even "strikes" or "lockouts"

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