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HIS 353: Crime in History: Getting Started

Course guide for Dr. Whitlock's HIS 353: Crime in History. Fall 2018.

Getting Started

Along with this research guide, you may also find the following guides helpful as well.

Legal History: Crime and Punishment Research Guide
This guide details primary English and American resources on the history of crime and punishment.

University of Kentucky Law Library Research Guides

Resources to learn more about a topic

Often times using a reference book to begin your research can be the most helpful starting point to explore a topic or find some contextual information.  However, even if you have some knowledge of your topic, a reference book could be used to discover leads to more in-depth resources.

You can find general, subject-specific, or data-focused reference books like some of these below searching InfoKat Discovery.  

For instance, with the following search terms and applying the filter, "Books," you can see some of these reference works in the results list.

  • Search Terms: crimes reference

Altschiller, Donald., and NetLibrary, Inc. Hate Crimes : A Reference Handbook. Contemporary World Issues. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1999.

Available in Print: Young Library -- Books - 4th Floor (HV6773.52 .A47 1999); Online Access

 

Ryan, Patrick J., and NetLibrary, Inc. Organized Crime : A Reference Handbook. Contemporary World Issues. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 1995.

Online Access

 

Neumann, Caryn E. Sexual Crime : A Reference Handbook. Contemporary World Issues. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2010.

Available in Print: Young Library -- Books - 4th Floor (HV6556 .N48 2010)

 

Shelton, Dinah, and Gale Group. Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Detroit, Mich.: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005.

Online Access

 

Click on the Background Information tab above to learn about more reference titles for crime in history.

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