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Criminal Law: Secondary Authority

Locating Books & Treatises

Most of the Law Library’s books and treatises relating to criminal law are located on the first floor in the KF 9201 - 9699 call number area. Books and treatises specific to your state are located on the third floor. Use InfoHawk, the Law Library's online catalog, to search for relevant materials (see tutorial below).

Iowa Books & Treatises

General Books & Treatises

Recent Library Resources on Criminal Law

Searching InfoHawk+

You can use InfoHawk+, the University of Iowa's discovery tool, to search for relevant materials. For help using InfoHawk+ or locating items in the Law Library or other University of Iowa Libraries, try any of these resources:

Locating Criminal Law Journal Articles

Locating General Journal Articles

Law journal articles may be found using an index to legal periodical literature. Three of the most widely used law journal indexes are the Index to Legal Periodicals, the Legal Scholarship Network, and LegalTrac. Each database provides multiple fields to search, including title, author, subject and keyword.

Once you have identified potentially relevant articles, use the print journal, Hein Online, JSTOR or another full-text database to retrieve the article(s). HeinOnline and JSTOR provide access to legal and non-legal journal literature, respectively.  Both provide .PDF versions of articles, as well as search functionality.  They are particularly useful for retrieving items with specific citations.