Criminal Justice Guide for Graduate Students: Introduction

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Welcome to the Criminal Justice guide for graduate students. Here you will find resources to help you with your library research. If you have questions or need help, please contact the Criminal Justice librarian.

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General Library Information

UNT Libraries Locations

UNT has several libraries. Many Criminal Justice materials can be found on the 3rd floor of Willis Library. Some Criminal Justice materials are located in the Sycamore Library in Sycamore Hall, directly across from the Life Sciences Buildings. You can find a map of library locations here:

Library Research Help

  • You can contact the Criminal Justice Subject Librarian for help and the Ask Us service is available for general questions, trouble-shooting, or after-hours help, but if you want self-guided help using the library resources, take a look at the Basic and Advanced Library Research guide. It contains tips and tricks for getting the most out of the library databases and other search engines. Even if you're already a pro at using the library resources, you may still learn a few things.

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