Use the KPU Library Catalogue to search for books, e-books, videos and DVD's. It has better search options for finding these types of resources than the Summon Search tool.
VIDEO: Finding E-books (6:00)
Shows how to use Summon, the library catalogue, and individual e-book databases to locate e-books in the KPU Library's collection.
Caution: You will often see a preview of selected pages in Google Books but you will not usually see the whole book.
Use the power of call numbers to find useful items on the shelf!
Call numbers are the letters and numbers that libraries use to organize books and other items on the shelf. Each item has a label attached to its 'spine' or side showing the call number. The call numbers are designed to group items on similar topics together. Once you find one good item, look for others on the shelves nearby.
Note: during the COVID-19 pandemic, our book stacks are closed and you will not be able to browse the shelves in person. You can still "browse the shelves" by call number virtually, through the library catalogue, and place holds on books. Our staff will retrieve them for you to pick up at the campus of your choice.
Most criminology materials have call numbers starting with the letters HV. Here's a more detailed breakdown to help you zero in on specific areas:
|Call number range
|Criminal psychology (see also W 740)
|Causes of crime
|Crime & heredity (biological)
|Crime - environment
|Victims of crime
|Crimes & offenses
|Criminal justice administration
|Call number range
|Psychology of group aggression
Two excellent tools for searching other library collections:
If KPU Library does not have a book that would like to borrow, you have two options:
Note: during the COVID-19 pandemic, some libraries are not lending items through interlibrary loan.
Note: during the COVID-19 pandemic, check first whether the other library is open.
Click here to find recently-received CRIM books in the KPU Library's collection. These books (and e-books) were selected for the collection.
We also receive many e-books through large e-book packages which will not show up in the list above, but which you can find listed in the library catalogue.