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Books and eBooks

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Most print books relevant to Criminology can be found at the Collegiate  Library. However, you may need to use books from the Adsetts Library for some modules.

To find details of the exact location and availability of print books and electronic books, please use Library Search. On the search results page, click on the title of a book to see information about all the copies.  For eBooks, use the Full Text online link.

Some relevant shelfmarks

The catalogue record for each book includes a shelfmark that shows exactly where to find it in the sequence on the shelves. Books are firstly filed in subject number order - lowest numbers first. 

Subject Shelfmark
Criminal Law 345
Criminal Justice 345.05
Victims of Crime 362.88
Criminology 364
Criminology theory 364.1
Hate Crime 364.15

Using eBooks

If possible, the Library will stock both the eBook and print versions of books as we know this is important for students working away from the University. Unfortunately publishers do not always offer an eBook in a format suitable for library use, or it is not available at the time we order the print version.

How to find eBooks

  • Go to the Library Gateway
  • Search for your keywords in Library Search
  • In the Refine my results section, click on Online and Books / eBooks
  • You have now limited your results to eBooks
  • You can now read the eBook by choosing a book and follow the link(s) available under Find Online and click on the name of the eBook provider e.g. Dawson.

How to use an eBooks

How you can use an eBook depends on terms and conditions set by the publisher.  In most cases you will be able to choose between reading online and downloading the eBook for a limited period to your own device. When downloaded eBooks expire you can download them again.

Most eBooks can be read by more than one reader at a time but sometimes you may have to wait if another reader is using the book.You can search within individual eBooks, add notes and print or copy a limited number of pages from most eBooks.

Further help

If you need further help please take a look at the Help pages for eBooks or get in contact.

New Books

Multidisciplinary eBook collections

The Library has a range of eBook collections. You can search Library Search to find eBooks about many different subjects and that approach may be quicker than searching individual collections. You can also browse or search with the collections directly.