Friday, December 18, 2009

Library at National Institute of Corrections

National Institute of Corrections Library [pdf]
http://www.nicic.org/Features/Library/

The National Institute of Corrections, an agency within the U.S. Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons, has an online presence that undoubtedly makes it easier for them to achieve their goal to "provide training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies." The online library not only provides relevant reading materials and up to date information, it also offers "Self-Study Options", such as "Online Curricula" and "Video Learning". These can be found on the far left hand side of the library homepage, near the top. The "Ask a Research Expert" feature under the heading "Assisted Research", on the left hand menu offers research help to corrections professionals via an online help desk. Since 75% of the physical library's collection is not online, there are librarians available for this type of assisted research. The "Popular Topics" link, on the left hand menu, offers key resources and documents on almost a dozen commonly researched topics. [KMG]

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