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Forensic Science Resource Guide

Here is where you'll find library database resources, library print resources, websites you should review, and recent news that will help you in your program.

For more information, or for help using these resources, please contact one of our librarians.

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Library Databases



This list is not exhaustive, but represents the more commonly cited journals in the field. To locate more, browse by subject in our Full Text E-Journal locator.


Recommended book resources:

  • Madonna Library's Print Holdings
    Here, you can see a listing of Madonna University Library's holdings with "forensic" as a keyword search. You'll also see that there are several ebooks listed (they include [electronic resource] in the title) that you can access from your web browser anywhere!
  • ebooks Only, Please!
    This is listing of eBooks only that are related to forensics.
  • Forensic Science NetBase eBooks by the CRC Press
    This collection of eBooks covers: Arson & Fire Investigation, Computer Crime Investigation, Criminal Justice & Law, Forensic Pathology, Forensics, Law Enforcement, and Security Management.

Websites for Review

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
    The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is a multi-disciplinary professional organization that provides leadership to advance science and its application to the legal system. The objectives of the Academy are to promote professionalism, integrity, competency, education, foster research, improve practice, and encourage collaboration in the forensic sciences. 
  • The Crime Lab Minute
    Newsletter of the ASCLD. Usually pronounced "azz-clad" by those in the forensic sciences, The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) is a nonprofit professional society of crime laboratory directors and forensic science managers dedicated to providing excellence in forensic science through leadership and innovation. 
  • Forensic Technology Review
    The Forensic Technology Review is a single ongoing issue that covers the latest technologies, equipment and services available to forensic investigation teams worldwide.
  • National Center for Forensic Science
    The National Center for Forensic Science (NCFS) is a Florida Type II Research Center hosted by the University of Central Florida. 
  • National Insitute of Justice
    The National Institute of Justice — the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice — is dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. NIJ provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to reduce crime and promote justice, particularly at the state and local levels.
  • New York Times Forensic Science News


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