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Criminal Justice

This guide provides access to criminal justice library resources.

Video: Using FindIt

This video shows you how to use the FindIt/Check for Full Text option when searching in NSU databases.

What Is FindIt?

FindIt is a library tool that may help you locate the full-text of a document (article, dissertation, etc.) once you have already found its citation.

  • If the document is available electronically, FindIt will provide links to the full-text articles. These links may appear as direct links to the document in other databases or links to suggested databases where you can try browsing for the article. 
  • Other options include a link to NovaCat to see if the document is available in-print in the catalog. If it is available in -print, local students may come to the library to read the document and make a photocopy.
  • If the document is not available electronically or you are a distance student unable to physically visit the library to make a photocopy of print material, you may click on the link to ILLiad to request the document through Document Delivery/Interlibrary Loan. You will need an NSU password to be able to access this service.

Below is a sample screenshot of how the FindIt options will appear:


If the item is not available and you need to order the item through InterlibraryLoan/Document Delivery, the online request form will automatically be filled out for you. Simply click on the link to ILLiad, sign in, and submit the form.  

Below is a sample screenshot of how the ILLiad request form will appear: