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Administration of Justice Research Basics

Learn to research with ease using credible, college-appropriate resources to frame, guide, and inform your projects

Choose Search Words Carefully

The success of any search for relevant information depends on the terms you use to search. Here are some key subject terms that are linked to live searches in the MJC Library Catalog that you can use to find books, DVDs, CDs, eBooks, and more that the MJC Library owns and to find out where they are located:

  • dna fingerprinting
  • forensic genetics
  • evidence, criminal
  • forensic sciences

Using & Finding Books

Why Use Books:

Use books to read broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic. 

Where Do I Find Books?

You'll use the library catalog to search for books, ebooks, articles, and more.


What if MJC Doesn't Have What I Need?

Unfortunately, during the COVID-19 emergency, we are unable to process requests for materials from other libraries. We'll have this service up and running again as soon as campus opens and we're fully operational.

If you need materials (books, articles, recordings, videos, etc.) that you cannot find in the MJC Library catalog, use our interlibrary loan service.

Finding eBooks

If you need a book when the library is closed, no worries. The MJC Library owns thousands of eBooks that you can use at any time of the day or night.

Here is a little video showing you how to find eBooks @MJC:

You'll find eBooks in the MJC Library Catalog on the Library & Learning Center homepage and in some of our research databases.

To connect to any of the research databases from off campus you will be prompted to log in with your MJC ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

The MJC Library research databases that will work best for you are...