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Government Documents on Forensic Science: Government Documents on Forensic Science

Government Documents on Forensic Science

Forensic Science

Government Documents on Forensic Science


Forensic science is used by government agencies for a variety of legal, investigative, and public policy purposes. These agencies are as diverse as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), other U.S. Dept. of Justice agencies, the Defense Department, and the U.S. Congress. Purdue Libraries serve as a depository of U.S. Government documents and Purdue´┐Żs government documents collections are kept in many Purdue Libraries. Most government documents dealing with criminal justice are in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library. Examples of subject headings you can use to search the Library Catalog for books and government documents on forensic science include:

Computer Crimes

Criminal Investigation United States
Electronics in Criminal Investigation United States
Evidence, Criminal United States
Forensic Sciences
Homicide Investigation United States

A principal index for U.S. Government documents is the Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications HSSE Ref & Periodicals 016.353 Un36 and is online version of this from 1994-present is Catalog of U.S. Government Publications. The GPO Index covers this material from 1976-present. An additional useful index is Congressional Information Service (CIS) Index HSSE REF 328.73005 C76 congressional committee publications. Connect HERE for information on downloading Purdue Libraries ebooks.

Purdue Libraries Information Literacy Resources help you find and use credible information resources.

America:  History & Life (Indexes articles from scholarly U.S. & Canadian History journals)

Forensic Science Ebooks from CRC Press (Forthcoming).

Historical Abstracts (Indexes articles from history journals covering histories of other parts of the world.)

Hathitrust (Collaborative digitization of historic books and documents between Google and many academic research libraries)

Standards for access to public records can vary by state.  This Digital Media Law Project resource provides information on access to state government records


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