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FSC430H5 Seminar in Forensic Science (Capstone Course)

This guide is an inventory of resources for starting research in the course.

Discipline-Specific Databases

Using the subject-specific databases gives you the following advantages in carrying out sensitive searches:

  • thesauri and subject term hierarchies (like MeSH in MEDLINE)

The other search features are the same as in the top multidisciplinary citation indexes:

  • editable search histories
  • proximity and Boolean searching
  • truncation and wildcards

Both sets of databases can be used to carry out quality precise and sensitive searches, but only subject databases give the searcher the advantage of the subject thesaurus.

The Subject A-Z search is an excellent way to find subject databases in the discipline you need to search:

subject A - Z

Here is an example of fields of study that have great database selections:

Below are some great subject databases that may be useful. This is a set of suggestions, not a comprehensive inventory:

Don't Pay for Articles!

Discover a wonderful article while searching  Google Scholar or another source on the Internet,  Don't pay to access the article.  

Ask the Reference & Research staff for help, or watch this video on accessing articles whose full-text links don't work: