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A Research Guide to the Lloyd Sealy Library
Directories are good sources for locating names, addresses and telephone numbers. You can use them to locate information on specific people and organizations, or use them to identify the existence of people or organizations in a particular field. This guide will help you to identify a suitable directory for locating the information you need. Included here are directories listing firms and agencies that may provide career opportunities in particular occupational areas, directories providing information about politicians, their backgrounds and the way they have voted on important issues, and directories listing the names and addresses of international organizations, among many others. John Jay Library has directories covering a wide range of subjects, although directories relating to criminal justice predominate.
The dates of publication of the works listed in this guide represent John Jay library holdings as of March 1997. If you are using this guide subsequent to this date, check the library catalog (DPAC ) for a later edition of the work you wish to consult. Many of these directories are updated annually or biennially. Some, however, are one time only publications that may have been financed by a particular grant. These tend to be non-commercially viable publications covering subject matter of limited interest to the general public, and may never be revised or updated. Some of the older publications listed here are of this type. Although old, they are included due to the unique nature of their subject matter. When using directories that are more than five to ten years old, check to see if the organizations listed there that are of interest to you are still in existence. Even if the organization is still in existence, the address and the phone numbers may have changed.
The guide is divided into sections according to subject matter. Each section is sub-divided geographically into organizations and people within the United States, and organizations that are foreign or international in scope. Within each subdivision, the directories are arranged roughly according to importance and general usefulness. The most current and the most comprehensive directories are found towards the start of the sub-division. The directories that are more limited in scope, e.g., that are limited to a certain geographic area, or are limited in scope to aspect of the subject matter, are listed towards the end of the sub-division.
This guide is organized into sections as follows:
Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions constantly form associations.... If men living in democratic countries... never acquired the habit of forming associations in ordinary life, civilization itself would be endangered.
Alexis de Tocqueville. (1840). Democracy in America, pages 106-107. New York: Langley.
Reference AS22.E5 1996
The most complete guide to national organizations in the United States.
Reference AS911.A2 F65 1996
Provides information about non-profit foundations in the United States.
Reference AS25.R4 1996
Lists non-profit and university-related research facilities in the United States and Canada. A personal name index to the staff of the research centers is included.
Reference E172.D5 1990
Lists historical societies, museums, etc. in the United States and Canada.
Reference HN90.R3G84 1986
Alphabetical listing of left-wing organizations within the United States.
Reference TD169.L36 1991
Provides an overview of environmental groups.
Reference HN90.R3685 1986
Alphabetical listing of right-wing organizations within the United States.
Reference HE6361.N37 1995
Telephone directories for New York City and nearby counties in New York State are kept beside the Reference Desk and in the Reserve Room.
Reference JK9104.Y4 1996/97
Supplies descriptions, histories and addresses of international organizations. Entries in volume one are arranged alphabetically, and they provide the greatest amount of information about the organization. Volume two lists the same organizations by subject, and volume three lists them by country.
Reference JC571.M345 1994
Entries listed alphabetically, with subject, geographic and acronym indexes at the back. Published as a supplement to Human Rights Internet reporter, volume 15.
Reference AS2.W6 1995
Provides the names, addresses and phone numbers of colleges, universities, research institutions, libraries and other educational institutions all over the world. Lists some of the faculty/staff at some of them. Provides numbers of students and teaching staff, and the numbers of books in each library.
Reference AY414.C2 1991
Lists organizations, government departments, municipalities, educational establishments, publishers, libraries, archives, museums, art galleries and financial organizations in Canada. It also includes information on the Canadian judiciary and practicing lawyers.
Reference AS118.D56 1988
Reference HV8130.C743 1987
A comprehensive directory of all federal, state, and local criminal justice agencies in the United States. Includes law enforcement agencies listed by state, courts listed by state, prosecutors, correctional agencies and facilities, probation and parole agencies, and much more. Entries arranged by subject, subdivided by state. This extensive work is bound into about fifty parts with bright red bindings.
Reference HV 8130.L3 1986
Listings of over 300 nonprofit professional and volunteer social action associations and research centers active in the criminal justice fields. Listed alphabetically by the name of the organization, with a subject index at the end of the book. Due to the age of the publication, some information may no longer be valid.
Reference HV8130.N37 1996
Entries arranged by type of agency. Provides names, addresses and phone numbers. The editions from 1995 on include sections on police training academies, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Canadian law enforcement.
Reference HV7419.5 A5 1991
State by state listing of programs available in institutions of higher education. Programs described range from certificates to doctoral degrees. Includes criminology, law and justice related programs. There is an index to the schools listed at the back of the book.
Reference HV8138.D5 1994
Lists agencies and research organizations throughout the United States that provide information on criminal justice related issues. Notes the contact person, cost of services, areas of expertise, publications of the organizations, etc. There is a geographic index and an index of the libraries listed at the end of the book.
Reference HV7936.A8 N5 1993
Lists criminal justice software in use by agencies in the United States. Covers software used for law enforcement, corrections, courts, probation/parole and prosecution functions. Gives information about each agency, the hardware used, the software application, and the functions automated. A phone number and contact name is provided for each agency.
Reference HV8138.C6888 1990
Provides quick access to the locations, holdings, and services of libraries and information centers with major criminal justice holdings. Includes a list of Government Publications Office regional depository libraries.
Provides the names, addresses, and phone numbers of New York State criminal justice agencies and their directors or top officials. Includes courts, police departments, correctional institutions, probation and parole agencies, police departments etc. There is no index; use the Table of Contents. Entries under each section are arranged alphabetically.
Reference HV9955.N7 D58 1985
Lists agencies and their publications. Contains summaries of over 600 published research studies created or distributed by different criminal justice agencies operating in New York. Information is provided to facilitate the acquisition of the documents and a subject index is included to help in locating reports on particular subjects.
Reference HV6024.5 W67 1995
Lists agencies and names of staff members. Includes some university departments. List of UNICRI publications at end of volume. No index. Institutions arranged by country, then listed alphabetically.
Reference law KE8285.D57 1994
Lists personnel in the Canadian criminal justice system. Entries are in English and French.
Reference HV9308.J87 1996
The complete guide to criminal justice services in Canada. Includes courts, correctional authorities, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Divisions, voluntary organizations, and more. Federal government services are listed separately, with local services listed by province. Bilingual, in French and English. A later edition has been ordered.
Reference HV8130.S38 1991/92
The most complete directory of all law enforcement agencies and officials. Includes sections on police departments, county sheriffs, district attorneys, state and highway patrol, correctional agencies, security officers, and campus police. (Most recent year kept at reference desk).
Reference HV8130.J44 1992
Lists law enforcement agencies in the United States, and the names of the highest ranking officials in each. Phone numbers, addresses and fax numbers are included for each agency. Entries are arranged by state. (Most recent year kept at reference desk).
Reference HV7936.E7L47 1990
Describes and discusses different products, and provides manufacturers and vendors contact information.
Reference HV7431.D57 1989
Lists criminal justice programs being implemented in U.S. cities. Describes each program, and gives contact name and address. Includes community crime prevention programs. Entries arranged by program type. No indexes.
Reference HV8143.W347 1992
Describes over a hundred federal agencies and organizations and the employment opportunities in law enforcement that are available in each. Discusses the functions and activities of the agencies, the training programs provided and the qualifications required.
Reserve room HV8143.P62
Lists and describes positions open in police departments throughout the United States. Includes entry level and higher positions. Each issue profiles a particular police department. Useful for identifying career opportunities.
International law enforcement:
Reference HV7921.A59 1985
A directory of police organizations worldwide. Includes historical, organizational and operational information along with addresses of training colleges, criminal investigations units, private security companies, etc. Entries are arranged by country. Countries are listed alphabetically.
Reference HV7900.I63 1987/88
An international listing of police forces, fire departments and companies that offer security services and supplies. Arranged by country and subject. About half of the book is devoted to the United Kingdom.
Reference HV8012.I57a 1994
Entries arranged by country.
Reference HV8195.P6 1996
Lists police departments and their senior officers in the United Kingdom, as well as prisons, courts, government agencies, etc.
Reference HV9463.J6 1996
Covers over 4,000 juvenile and state institutions in the United States and Canada. Includes extensive personnel data, some information on the inmate population, statistics on capital punishment, and information about the American Correctional Association and its publications.
Reference HV 9463.N3 1993/95
Published as a companion to the directory above; includes detailed information on county and municipal jails and detention centers. Entries are arranged by state and provide information on the number of inmates, budget details, and the population of the local community. There are also some tables of statistics on inmates, facilities and personnel.
Reference HV8805.D489 1988
Contains floor plans and construction information for prisons and correctional institutions completed since 1985. Updated with a supplement published in 1993, at the same call number.
Reference HV8987.N37 1984
Organizational profiles of prison reform groups and associations in the United States. Includes a special section on public library service to prisoners, and a bibliography of prison-related literature.
Reference HV8883.3.U5C67a 1996
Lists training programs in correctional education, as well as federal, state and provincial resource personnel in the United States and Canada.
Reference HV9104.C588 1995
Reference HV9304.B67 1995
Lists organizations and programs in the United States that offer assistance to ex-convicts. Entries are arranged by state, with separate sections listing programs specifically designed for women and veterans.
Reference HV8886.U5 P76 1985
Lists by state various counseling programs offering services specifically for families of adult offenders. Some information is provided on what services are offered. Programs include group counseling in correctional facilities and support groups. 1995 edition has been ordered.
Reference HV8848.A54 1995
Lists members of the ACSFA, institutions and vendors. Includes by laws of the organization and criteria for certification of food professionals by the ACSFA.
Reference HV7419.I57 1987
Arranged by country. Each entry consists of a brief overview of the country, with a history of the legal system, and corrections information, and a brief bibliography.
Reference HV9646.P685 1995
Lists and describes prisons in England and Wales. Gives detailed information on conditions and facilities in each, with comments from prisoners. Designed to inform future inmates, their relatives and friends as to what to expect at each location.
Reference HV9304.P76 1995/97
Organizational and personnel information for over 6,000 parole boards, courts and probation departments in the United States and Canada. Lists services provided by each department, in addition to caseloads, salaries, etc. Entries arranged by state. A glossary at the end of the book defines probation and parole terms.
Reference HV9304.D57 1993
Reference HV9278.N2 1996
Information on parole and probation agencies in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, provided by the National Association of Probation Officers.
Reference HV9104.D49 1992
Lists and describes successful programs throughout the United States designed for juveniles, parents and other adults involved with children, with the aim of preventing delinquent behavior. Also includes programs for treating substance abusers and sex offenders, and programs for runaways and abuse victims. Describes each program, and discusses its effectiveness.
Reference HV9104.N2219 1987
Lists agencies providing alternatives to incarceration for juvenile offenders. Provides a description of each agency, and the programs offered.
Reference HV9105.U56c 1995
Describes the types of programs for which discretionary funding is available from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Special Collections HV9105.T44 T4983 1995
Covers the state of Texas only.
Reference HV8073.F62 1995
The national register of forensic experts, litigation consultants, and legal support specialists. All areas of science, engineering and medicine are covered. Gives biographical information, addresses, phone numbers, and areas of expertise for each person listed. Subject and name indexes are included. A section on sources of specialized knowledge lists organizations and educational establishments.
Reference HV8073.A63a 1987
Entries listed alphabetically. Includes a geographical index, and a speciality index.
Reference RA1151.A77 1986
Professional biographies of forensic psychiatrists in the United States and Canada, including position, qualifications, works published, and areas of expertise.
Reference HV8073.F6 1987
Lists addresses, directors and fields of investigation for each laboratory. Latest edition has been ordered.
Reference TH9123.F53 1993
Lists national and local organizations, educational programs for fire science, emergency services, and law enforcement (training courses as well as academic programs), publications, software, and federal government agencies. Covers all emergency services.
Reference TH9111.N347a 1996
Lists the NFPA technical committees and the people serving on them. Provides information about the NFPA and its activities.
Reference TH9111.I4a 1990
Lists key personnel working in the areas of fire and emergency services. Includes a list of serial publications, and product manufacturers who support the IAFC.
Reference HV 555.U6 F57 1984
Identifies public and private resources available at the federal, state and local levels in such areas as hazardous materials, disaster relief, emergency medical services, etc. Information includes training programs, organizations with expertise in particular areas, and also resource materials that have proven useful in planning, training, and managing these types of incidents.
Reference TH9123.F587 1987/88
Lists libraries, schools, and publications available in the field of fire science.
Reference TH 9123.D57 1986
Lists fire departments by state, and the training courses and facilities of each.
Reference T55.H38 1983
Lists agencies, organizations and educational programs.
Reference HV6638.A76 1993
A comprehensive listing of anti-arson resources. These include organizations which deal in arson prevention and control and programs for investigation and prosecution. The directory also has information on public education, legislation, investigative technology, and economic factors concerned with arson. This is older material which has not been updated, but may still be useful.
Reference TK6570.P8Y35 1980
This is older material which has not been updated, but may still be useful.
International fire science:
Reference TH9537.F57 1994
Lists names and addresses of fire organizations world wide. Includes a buyer's guide.
Reference HV8079.A7I57 1996
Entries arranged by country. Lists members of the International Association of Arson Investigators worldwide.
Reference TH9537.F58 1995/96
Lists fire services organizations and agencies in the United Kingdom.
Reference TH9361.F5 1995
Reference HD9999.F53U585 1996
Lists products approved by the Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Reference TH9116.5.F5 1992
Includes equipment reports and addresses of manufacturers of fire prevention and fire fighting materials. Contains indexes of product trade names, and product categories. Most entries are for U.S. manufacturers and suppliers.
Reference T55.A1B4 1986
A guide to products and services available in the fields of safety, fire protection, first aid, industrial hygiene, pollution, and security. Includes all OSHA standards and guidelines for integrating safety measures. A bit dated, but may still be useful.
Reference HV7900.I63 1987/88
An international listing of police forces, fire departments and companies offering security services and supplies. Arranged by country and subject. About half of the book is devoted to the United Kingdom.
Reference HD9999.S45S42 1996
Reference HV8290.S333 1993
A buyer's guide to security services and products. includes detectors, alarms, safes, patrol services, etc.
Reference HV7900.I63 1987/88
Essentially a buyer's guide to security products and services.
Reference HV8290.P8 1984
A comprehensive guide to all aspects of private security, published in bright yellow folders. Sections are updated periodically, by the looseleaf publication Protection of Assets Bulletin, at Reference HV8290.P82
Reference HV89.A55 1991/92
Covers federal, state, territorial, county and major municipal public welfare agencies in the United States and Canada. Entries include address, phone, names of key personnel and types of service. Entries arranged by state and province. The 1995/96 edition has been ordered.
Reference HV89.N27 1964-92
Listings for over 15,000 private organizations which offer help to individuals. Classified by services offered and listed by states and cities. Addresses and phone numbers given, but no other information. Indexes for each state are on green paper at the start of each section.
Reference HV89.S63 1982
A reference guide to national and regional social service organizations including advocacy groups, voluntary associations, professional societies, federal and state agencies, clearinghouses, and information centers. Areas of interest include child welfare, family planning, drug abuse, juvenile justice, immigration and naturalization, legal aid, social security, and many others. This material is old, but may still be of some use in identifying organizations, although the contact information should be verified in a more recent publication.
Reference HV89.N26 1994/95
Includes separate sections for child abuse hotlines, and services for homeless and runaway youth. Covers the entire United States. Entries are arranged by state.
Reference HV 6545.G7 1988
Reference HN90.V5P38 1994
Includes information on organizations with anti-violence programs within the United States.
Reference HV.5.U5 E53 1988
Lists organizations, publications and other sources of information on subjects relating to public affairs in the United States.
Reference HC110.C63C58 1996
Lists consumer organizations, corporate consumer contacts, trade associations, and state and federal organizations. Includes general advice and information on consumers' rights.
Reference HV89.B37 1986
Entries arranged by subject, and give a brief description of each organization. Organization name index at the back.
Reference HV88.S59 1978
Useful for providing fairly in-depth histories of social services organizations in the United States. Of limited value for current information due to its age.
Reference HD6504.D64 1994/95
Includes a personal name index.
Reference HV99.N59 S56 1995/96
Lists social and health services and organizations in the greater New York area, and the programs they offer. Subject and personnel indexes. Includes a listing of organizations that provide volunteering opportunities.
Reference H99.N59 D56 1994
Entries are in both Spanish and English.
Special Collections HV6250.3.U52 W23 1986
Covers services in Washington State only.
International Social Services:
Reference H61.9.S45 1993
Lists organizations world wide that provide information or data to social science professionals.
Reference HV6250.3.C2D4 1995
Lists and describes Canadian organizations and programs for crime victims. Entries listed by province. The entries for Quebec are in French.
Juvenile and family oriented organizations:
Reference HV741.N3156 1990/91
Organizations listed by state. Includes a buyer's guide, and sections on who's who in federal child and youth services, and a guide to state, county and major city agencies and services.
Reference HV1431.N365 1982
Entries arranged by state. Includes program description, services, policies and volunteer opportunities. Dated, but may be of value in identifying organizations. Contact information should be verified in another source.
Reference RC569.5.A28W43 1989
Reference HV6626.N37 1986
A later edition has been ordered.
Reference HV699.P35 1982
Designed to guide family members and counselors to information about various helping and corrective programs. Information sources include agencies, organizations, and literature on the subject of dysfunctional families. Information may no longer be valid due to the age of the publication.
Reference RC564.73.D775 1993
Comprehensive listing of almost 18,000 programs and possibilities.
Reference HV5825.N324 1992
A compilation of over 11,000 federal, state and local agencies responsible for the administration of alcoholism or drug abuse services. Lists organizations by state, and indicates the services offered by each.
Reference HV8836.5.D57 1991
Lists programs by state. Includes programs for convicts, parolees, arrestees, probationers, etc.
Reference HV5279.N394 1989
Reference HV5825.U567 1989
Entries arranged by state. The 1995 edition has been ordered.
Lists and describes organizations which deal with alcohol, including brewers, importers, retailers, etc.
Guide to state agencies concerned with drug abuse. Entries are arranged by state.
Reference HF5549.5E42 D57 1988
Lists colleges and indicates what programs are offered.
Reference HV 5280.N7F33 1990
Organizations offering programs aimed at alcohol abusers within New York State. Provides addresses of each organization, phone numbers, director's name and bed capacity.
Reference HV5831.N7D57 1985
A later edition has been ordered.
Reference HV5831.N7 R33 1990
Describes organizations in New York State that collect and disseminate information on drugs and drug-related crime, and the databases and publications they produce.
Reference HV 5280.C2 A53 1993/94
Reference HV 5801.I63a 1991
Lists members of the Association.
Reference HV8079.N3G82 1995
Covers North, South and Central America, and the Caribbean. Entries are arranged geographically. The structure, functions, and the names of the executive officers of each organization are provided, as well as addresses and phone numbers. Entries are either in English, Spanish, or Portugese.
Reference RS141.2.U48 1995
Provides information on pharmaceutical products, their identification and characteristics.
Reference RS141.3.M4 1993
Describes drugs and medicines, their characteristics and their pharmaceutical and therapeutic activity. Clinically orientated, in contrast to the U.S. Pharmacopeia.
Reference RS51.M4 1976
Briefly describes chemical and physical characteristics of drugs. Includes alternate names, molecular structure, physical data and literature references. A later edition is on order.
Reference RS53.N35 1995
Serves as a product identifier for prescription drugs, and some over the counter drugs.