Welcome to the subject page for Forensic Science.  This guide highlights the key resources for your subject area, and the key services and facilities available from the Library.

Getting started

All required reading for your modules should be available from your online reading lists. In addition to prescribed reading, when doing your own research ‘beyond your reading list’, LibrarySearch is a quick and easy way to simultaneously search for academic content across a number of different sources. If you get stuck, contact your Academic Librarian.

Journal collections/databases

The key resources for your subject area are:

  • American Chemical Society 
    The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences.
  • Credo Criminal Justice Collection 
    Collection of reference books including The Handbook of Forensic Psychology and DNA Technology: A Reference Handbook.
  • Encyclopaedia of Forensic Sciences 
    Comprehensive collection of articles that cover all the activities which make up forensic science including the collection, preservation analysis and interpretation of forensic evidence. 
    Forensic science and criminal justice ebooks are now available via Taylor & Francis eBooks  (search by title)
  • Nature 
    The leading weekly international scientific journal. 
  • ScienceDirect 
    Full-text articles from more than 2,000 journals, covering all subjects including Forensic Science International
  • Science Direct Topic Pages  These provide concept definitions and subject overviews for researchers who want to expand their knowledge about scholarly and technical terms. Each synopsis provides a series of short, authoritative, excerpts from highly relevant book chapters written by subject matter experts in the field.
  • Wiley Online Library 
    Access to nearly 1,500 peer-review journals including Journal of Forensic Sciences.


Websites - sources of freely available reports, papers, books etc

Your Academic Librarian

Your Librarian is Carolyn Mustard. Carolyn can help you find the resources you need for your research, and advise you on how best to reference them.

Email: c.mustard@abertay.ac.uk

Tel: 01382 308891

Follow the Library on Twitter @AbertayLibrary

Other resources and support

Back to top