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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.
FOR UCD students, faculty, and staff: During this COVID-19 time, feel free to book a Zoom appointment with Sheena for assistance in using these resources or for any questions you may have about searching forensic science literature:
Searching in a library catalog requires looking for broader topics such as forensic entomology or DNA fingerprinting rather than the more specific necrophagous flies or heterozygote single-source LR.
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).
UC Davis theses and dissertations on Forensic Science may be found by searching this subject heading: Dissertations, Academic — University of California, Davis — Forensic Science
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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.
The UCD Law School manages the Mabie Law Library which currently has its own separate library catalog, called MORT . Plans are in the works for this separate law library catalog to be integrated into the UCD Library catalog, likely to be fully implemented by summer 2021.
One of the largest web-based full-text databases for current news, business and legal information, supporting a broad range of interdisciplinary research, Nexis Uni (known until December 2017 as LexisNexis Academic) provides full-text access to nearly 6,000 individual titles. Includes a wide range of U.S. and foreign newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs. Business resources include business articles, accounting literature, company financial information. Legal resources include state and federal laws and regulations, a full range of case law, and law review articles.
Offers access to information in all areas of toxicology, including chemicals and pharmaceuticals, pesticides, environmental pollutants, and mutagens and teratogens. TOXLINE is also part of TOXNET but the ProQuest version of TOXLINE has UC-eLinks which is not enabled in TOXNET.
The Taylor & Francis eBooks collection includes a comprehensive forensic science subset of 100s of books formerly known as the CRC FORENSICnetBASE.
The OHE ebook collection comprises online-only how-to books on computers, computer programming and computer tech related devices.
Taylorfrancis.com is a brand new platform for all academic, science, technology and medical e-Book content from Taylor & Francis and its imprints: CRC Press, Routledge, and Garland.
Former CRCnetBASE collections are incorporated in this collection including: AGRICULTUREnetBASE, BiomedicalSCIENCEnetBASE, CHEMnetBASE, ENVIROnetBASE, FOODnetBASE, FORENSICnetBASE, MATHnetBASE, NUTRITIONnetBASE, STATSnetBASE and VETnetBASE (VetMed).
Provides access to statistics for a variety of U.S. Department of Justice reports and documents as well as some international statistics on crime and criminal justice. Link to data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports and download data series. Includes surveys of DNA Crime Laboratories.
Describes or provides links to major FBI Forensic Systems such as the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS); National DNA Index System (NDIS); Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS); and Latent Print Unit.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide. Includes summaries of U.S. criminal justice publications, including Federal, State and local government reports, books, journal articles, and other research with links to some full text reports.
Uniform Crime Reports is the FBI site providing Crime in the U.S. annual statistical reports,and additional reports including Hate Crime Statistics; Terrorism Statistics, and more data from the National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Related: Bureau of Justice Statistics releases statistical reports on corrections, courts and criminal justice. They also publish special topical reports.
Covers over 20,000 updated, peer-reviewed protocols. UC CDL/UCD Library subscribes to THIRTEEN major laboratory methods and protocols series including the classic comprehensive work “Current Protocols in Molecular Biology” with other titles being CP in: Bioinformatics; Cell Biology; Cytometry; Human Genetics; Immunology; Microbiology; Mouse Biology; Neuroscience; Nucleic Acid Chemistry; Protein Science; Pharmacology; and Toxicology. Includes basic, alternate, and support protocols with literature cited and information on suppliers for standard materials and preparation information for reagents and solutions. IMPORTANT NOTE: UC Davis does *NOT* license the following FIVE protocol titles: “Chemical Biology”, “Essential Laboratory Techniques”, “Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, “Plant Biology” (new as of May 2016 with very little content) and “Stem Cell Biology”.
Methods in Enzymology is the classic laboratory methods/protocols book series. The complete backfile of the full-text is available back to volume 1 from 1955. As of 2017, videos are selectively being added to accompany the written methods. Direct article/chapter links are provided from core subject databases such as PubMed and BIOSIS Previews. Contains detailed protocols and descriptions of biochemical and biophysical techniques for research in biological and molecular sciences. More than 500 volumes are browse-able by individual volumes online from 1955 to the present or by searching across the collection by title, author, abstract, and keyword. Full-text access to articles is available in HTML and PDF formats.
This is a combined database of 3 protocols or methods resources: Nature Protocols, Nature Methods, and Springer Protocols. Together there are over 60,000 searchable protocols and methods.
The bulk of SN Experiments is content from Springer Protocols with over 55,000 protocols in molecular biology and biomedical peer-reviewed protocols. These are mainly from the classic series Methods in Molecular Biology, formerly published by Humana Press. Other series included are: Methods in Molecular Medicine; Methods in Biotechnology; Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology; and Neuromethods. Also included are protocols from laboratory handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals.
Nature Protocols is associated with the Protocol Exchange which is an open repository through which researchers can share and discuss their protocols.