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.
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.
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)
The leading weekly international scientific journal.
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.
Key websites for your subject area include:
- British Toxicology Society
- Cellmark Forensics. Private company providing forensics services to police forces. Has a useful careers section.
- The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences Provides access to a searchable database of related web resources, careers information, and an online newsletter. In addition, articles from the Society's journals as well as material from other journals and some books can be searched via the Journal Bibliography Search database
- Eurofins Forensic Services The largest provider of forensic science provision in the UK. They also have a useful careers section.
- European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI). The ENFSI newsletter can be freely subscribed to from this site.
- Forensic Science Service Northern Ireland (FSNI). An agency within the Department of Justice for Northern Ireland. It provides forensic science services primarily to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)
- GIMI - Geoforensics & Information Management for Crime Investigation. The GIMI network aims to find ways in which new technologies can help in forensic investigations of crime scenes. GIMI draws together the expertise of over 40 scientists and forensic professionals who will review and evaluate the potential for using non-invasive methods in forensic investigations.
- International Association of Forensic Toxicologists. Established in 1963, the Association groups together more than 1,400 members worldwide. Membership costs around £20 per annum and benefits include: a subscription to the TIAFT bulletin; access to TIAFT online reviews; therapeutic and toxic drug concentrations list; and access to the TIAFT proceedings database.
- National Center for Forensic Science. This US-based centre works to provide "proactive and innovative solutions to meet the challenges facing the investigative and forensic science and criminal justice communities". Information is provided on the Center and its work, including digital, biological and physical evidence. The site provides access to the Ignitable Liquids Reference Collection database.
- Scottish Police Authority. The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) was established under the Police and Fire Reform (Scotland) Act 2012 to maintain policing, promote policing principles and continuous improvement of policing, and to hold the Chief Constable to account. Responsible for the provision of forensic services throughout Scotland and advertise current job vacancies in the field.
- Society of Forensic Toxicologists. Includes access to SOFT laboratory guidelines.
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.
Tel: 01382 308891
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