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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

    science_direct, science direct logo ScienceDirect Science Direct includes the set of Forensic Science International journals and Science and Justice (the journal of the Forensic Science Society) as well as hundreds of other science related journals.
    web_of_science, web of science logo Web of Science Access to the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. 
    criminal_justice_abstracts, criminal justice abstracts logo Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text This comprehensive database includes full text and bibliographic records of leading journals in the criminal justice field. Covering a wide range of topics, it is an essential collection for students and scholars researching criminal justice and criminology. Subjects include: Criminology, Criminal justice, Corrections and prisons, Criminal investigations, Forensic sciences and investigation, Substance abuse and addiction, Probation and parole.
    proquest, proquest logo ProQuest Criminal Justice This is a comprehensive database supporting research on crime, its causes and impacts, legal and social implications, as well as litigation and crime trends. A mix of full-text journals, references, abstracts, reports and conference proceedings. This database allows you to filter your results by location: you will be able to find UK specific results.  
    fingermark, fingermark Fingermark visualisation manual The Fingermark Visualisation Manual has been implemented across all UK police forces.
    digimap, digimap Digimap Collection Digimap is an online map and data delivery service. It provides a number of data collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data.
    encyclopedia_forensic_science, encyclopedia forensic science logo Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences is the first resource to provide comprehensive coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques, and applications employed by forensic scientists.
    royal_society_chemistry, royal society chemistry logo Royal Society of Chemistry Gold RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry) - Gold offers access to over 35 online journals - plus five literature updating services and an eBook series. 
    lexis_library, lexis library logo LexisLibrary Up-to-date legal information, resources and expert opinion from established names such as Butterworths, Tolley and Halsbury's.
    westlaw, westlaw logo Westlaw A large, comprehensive legal online service including UK case law, legislation, the Legal Journals Index , some full-text journal articles and a current awareness service. Also includes EU cases and legislation and United States legal sources.


    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal Forensic Science International Forensic Science International is a peer-reviewed academic journal of forensic science.
    Science & Justice Science & Justice is a peer-reviewed scientific journal of forensics published by Elsevier on behalf of the Forensic Science Society and the International Society for Forensic Genetics. 
    Forensic Chemistry  Pee-reviewed research on the theory and application of chemical science to forensic analysis
    Journal of Forensic Sciences Official publication of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
    Forensic Science International: Genetics Premier journal in the field of forensic genetics focusing on research into DNA analysis techniques and testing
  • Web links for your subject

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    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  ENFSI Best Practice Manuals Range of Best Practice Manuals on various aspects of forensic investigative practice from the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes.

    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.

    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. 

    Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

    Independent body responsible for deciding which crimes are to be prosecuted and preparing evidence for court cases
  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

    Accessing Online Resources
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