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Welcome to the subject page for Forensic Sciences.

This page will help you to find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction. 

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services.

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…

ScienceDirect is a leading scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and over 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters with almost half a million new records added every year.

Full text records for all ScienceDirect content to which we subscribe are now available in OneSearch. When you carry out a search in OneSearch, you may see a link in the search results that says 'Full text available at ScienceDirect'.  If you follow this link and we have access to the full text, you can download the pdf from the ScienceDirect website.

If off campus, you may need to login to ScienceDirect first in order to see full text. 

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your course / modules.

    All ebooks, in OneSearch, provide online access from any location. 

    FORENSICnetBASE This is a dedicated eresource which includes the full text of over 300 books covering the subject areas of forensics, criminal justice, law and law enforcement. Titles are listed in the library catalogue, or you can go through eresources.


    Recent Books

    Adam, C. Forensic Evidence in Court: evaluation and scientific opinion. Book & ebook.

    Fish, J.T. Miller, S. Braswell, M.C. Wallace, E.W. (2014) Crime Scene Investigation (3rd ed). Book & ebook.

    Stuart, B. (2013) Forensic analytical techniques. Book & ebook.

    Taupin, J.M. (2014) Introduction to forensic DNA evidence for criminal justice professionals. Book & ebook.


  • Journals & Eresources

    Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

    Comprehensive coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques and applications employed by forensic sciences. 

    Science direct 

    Science database covering physical sciences and engineering, life sciences, health sciences, social sciences and humanities.

    Web of Science

    Leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.

    Other databases that might be useful: 

    Academic Search Complete

    Cambridge Journals Online

    Oxford Journals

    Wiley online library

    Key collections for your subject are identified above and you can also view the complete current list of available eresource collections.

  • Websites

    A selection of useful and reputable websites have been collected together for you here.  Obviously many more are available on the web but do make sure you evaluate all websites and any information you find in them before using them in your studies. 

    Designed as a free and comprehensive guide to the world of forensic science definitions, includes history, topic areas, theory and practice, careers,and more. 

    Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences

    The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences is an international professional body and one of the oldest and largest forensic associations in the world. The main aim of the society is to encourage communication and collaboration in forensic casework. Includes information on accreditation and development, job opportunities and publications.

    Royal Society of Chemistry

    The largest  organisation in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences, includes information in many areas. Chem Spider is worth a look - it is a free chemical structure database providing fast text and structure search access to over 26 million structures from hundreds of data sources.


    This is a useful site for current developments in Science and Technology. Futurity features the latest discoveries in all fields from scientists at the top universities in the US, UK, and Canada.

    A beginners guide to computer forensics

    With the prevalent use of technology in today’s society, a significant amount of data resides inside of people’s computers. This information can be relevant to civil and criminal investigations. Computer forensics involves the collection, analysis, and reporting of digital data to use this information in an investigation. Computer forensics experts must understand how to extract this information in a way that makes it admissible as evidence in court.