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Forensic Science   Tags: forensic, forensic_science, forensic_sciences, forensics  

Scholarly resources for study and research in the forensic sciences.
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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  • Online books: FORENSICnetBASE
    Full text searchable access to essential forensic science and criminal justice reference books. To do your search in only FORENSICnetBASE, click on ADVANCED SEARCH in the upper right hand corner and then select Forensics & Criminal Justice.

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General Article Databases

  • NCJRS (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)
    Abstracts only of criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research.
  • NCSTL (National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology & the Law)
    The NCSTL database is designed to be “one-stop-shopping” for information related to the nexus of science, technology and the law. It is a collection of thousands of bibliographic records for forensic and criminal justice related resources. These bibliographic records provide you with an abstract for each item, as well as all the information you or your librarian will need to find that item, including the URL to the full text of the item whenever it is available online.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Provides a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database with full-text, peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, and searchable cited references for nearly 1,000 journals.
  • Web of Science
    Find articles relating to all areas of forensics. The citation searching feature is especially useful for following the evolution of an argument or topic.
  • Criminal Justice Periodical Index: 1981-Present
    Comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals including information for professionals in law enforcement, corrections administration, drug enforcement, rehabilitation, family law, and industrial security.
  • Dissertations and Theses: Full Text
    Provides subject, title, author access to almost all dissertations accepted at an accredited institution (U.S) since 1861. Masters theses selectively indexed since 1962. Abstracts included for doctoral dissertation records from July 1980 to the present; for masters theses from 1988. Full text of dissertations published since 1997 (and some earlier dates) available.
  • Google Scholar
    Useful for cross-disciplinary topics.


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