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Criminal Justice Osceola: Books and eBooks

Finding Books

There are two ways to search for books and other materials at Valencia College Libraries:

1. Log into your Atlas account and click the "Search the Library" link in the upper right corner of the "Courses" tab.


2. Start at any Valencia Web Page and select Libraries on Quick Links.

If you need to place a hold, request a book online, or use any of our electronic resources you will need to login. The Login button is at the top right corner of the screen. To do that you will need to enter your Valencia Identification number (your "V" number) including the "V" in the box for Borrower's ID. Your PIN will be the last 4 digits of your "V" number.

Once the Library Catalog page opens, Clicking Advanced Search is the best way to do a search so you can limit your search to items we have at Osceola or limit by item type. I HIGHLY recommend at least limiting Material Type to Omit Books so that you are not overwhelmed with articles that may or may not be appropriate to use and may or may not have full text. 

Finding eBooks

Don't forget you can search for electronic books or eBooks in the library catalog. Limit your search to eBooks to see what is available on your topic.

Browsing Guide

If you prefer to visit the Osceola Library and browse the shelves for books on criminal justice, you can look at the following call numbers in both the reference and circulating collections.

HV -- Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.

HV6001-7220.5 -- Criminology

HV6251-6773.55 -- Crimes and offenses

HV6774-7220.5 -- Crimes and criminal cases

HV7231-9960 -- Criminal justice administration

HV7435-7439 -- Gun control

HV7551-8280.7 -- Police. Detectives. Constabulary.

HV7935-8025 -- Administration and organization

HV8031-8080 -- Police duty. Methods of protection

HV8035-8069 -- Special classes of crimes, offenses, and criminals

HV8073-8079.35 -- Investigation of crimes. Examination and identification of prisoners

HV8290-8291 -- Private security services

HV8301-9920.7 -- Penology. Prisons. Corrections.

HV9051-9230.7 -- The juvenile offender. Juvenile delinquency.

KF -- Law of the United States

KF1-9827 -- Federal Law. Common and collective state law

Reference Books in the Library

The following Reference books are available at the Osceola Campus Library and could be relevant to your assignment:

Please note that reference books (any book that's call number begins with REF) must be viewed in the library, and cannot be checked out. Consult a campus librarian for help locating these books if needed. The books below are just a small selection of those available. 

The Valencia College libraries do not welcome solicitation of resources to be added to our LibGuides. This includes but is not limited to vendors, search engine optimizers, placement of ads, products, or any other requests. Our LibGuides are carefully curated resources developed in partnership with faculty, staff, and students to support specific assignments, courses, events, and other related purposes at Valencia College. The Valencia libraries reserve the right to ignore LibGuide resource solicitations, and/or block persistent requests from groups or individuals to add or promote links in our LibGuides.