Forensic Science

by Ruth Gustafson, Sheena M Campbell – February 7, 2022

Welcome to the UC Davis Library guide to forensic science which provides links to key information resources in this subject area.   It describes and provides links to various types of content including articles, e-books & dissertations, government information & statistics, as well as methods & protocols.

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In this Guide:

UC Davis theses and dissertations on Forensic Science may be found by searching this subject heading:  Dissertations, Academic — University of California, Davis — Forensic Science

  • UC Library Search: UCD Library Local Catalog Search
    Replacing UCD Library Catalog on July 27, 2021, the new UC Library Search enables you to search through all of the University of California libraries’ collections, including the UC Davis Mabie Law Library Collection. By selecting the ‘Local Catalog’ setting your search will be limited to items available through the UC Davis libraries. If you Sign in (on top right corner) using your UCD login and Kerberos passphrase, you are prompted with your loan period, can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.


Typical CALL NUMBER areas for Forensic Science:  general Forensic Science (HV 8073); or Molecular Forensics/Forensic Chemistry (RA 1057); or Forensic Toxicology (RA 1220s); or Fire Forensics (TH 9180).

Library of Congress Classification is used for all of the UCD libraries except the health sciences libraries (which use NLM — National Library of Medicine — classification). Learn about how books are arranged in the UCD libraries with this guide.

  • WorldCat [via FirstSearch/OCLC]  OCLC catalog of millions of records for books, journal titles, musical scores, dissertations, theses and materials in other formats from approximately 12,000 libraries worldwide.  Coverage: 1000 A.D.-present

The UCD Mabie Law Library is part of the King Hall Law School but any UCD affiliate can visit the Library.   Note that many online resources may be licensed for the Law School only.

NOTE:   For the first time, the collections of the Mabie Law Library are now part of the UC Library Search: UCD online catalog.


Not all articles or ebooks will be available for download directly from a database. To access full-text articles and ebooks directly from databases (e.g., PubMed, Web of Science) and Google Scholar, click the Get it at UC button. If you are not on campus, be sure to connect to the library VPN to access your article.

Note that Get it at UC e-links can only connect you to material licensed or owned by the library. However, we can borrow material from other libraries, if you put in an Interlibrary Loan request: