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FSC430H5 Seminar in Forensic Science (Capstone Course)

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

Multidisciplinary Databases: Citation Indexes

Citation Indexes are powerful interdisciplinary databases that offer the following source selection and filtering features, particularly useful for precise searches and rapid evaluation of results:

  • citation frequency sorting
  • impact metrics availability
  • editable search history
  • proximity and Boolean searching
  • wildcards and truncation operators

The following are the two premier citation indexes available to the research community:

Multidisciplinary Search Interfaces

Unlike the citation indexes, these databases offer limited or inconsistent citation information, or do not allow for citation sorting. Many of the other search features of the citation indexes that made them ideal for precise searches are supported by this group of sources: