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Forensic Science

by Sheena Campbell, Ruth Gustafson – January 6, 2021

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:

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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Date: 2004


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