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Criminal Justice Research Guide

Library Catalog



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Explore Subject Headings

To browse the LSC-Montgomery Library collection by subject heading, click on the links below. 

Tips: If you are searching the library catalog and find a something that is relevant to your topic, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Remove the "Location: LSC-Montgomery Library" limit in the catalog to browse all of the resources available in the system.

Browse the Collection

The items in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find items related to Criminal Justice. 

Criminology HV6001 - HV7220.5 Prisons and Corrections HV8301 - HV9920.7
Criminal Justice Administration HV7231 - HV9960 US Law KF1 - KF9827
Investigation of Crimes HV8073 - HV8079.35 TX Law KFT1201 - KFT1799
Juvenile Offenders HV9051 - HV9250.7 Victimology HV6250 - HV7220.5

Reading Call Numbers

Items in the library are organized by call number. The call number is like an address for the item and allows you to quickly locate items. The call number for each item is listed in its record in the Library Catalog. 

Anatomy of a Call Number

BA 276 .O89 1998
Complete call number. The first two letters correspond to the subject area; look for these first. Read the numbers before the dot as a whole number. A letter follows the dot and the numbers after the dot are read as a decimal. This is the year the item was published.


  • Items marked as "REF" are for in-library use only, but there are copiers and scanners available. Copies cost $.10 a page. Scanners are free to use, but remember to bring a USB to save your files.
  • The record will indicate if the item is in a special collection. Items in a special collection are shelved together and are not apart of the regular collection. Lone Star College-Montgomery library has special collection areas for Music, Foreign Language, Leisure Reading, the Student Success and Career Collection, Periodicals, and the Children's Collection.