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Forensic Sciences: Use Webpages

Some main websites

  • American Pharmaceutical Review: Website for the review journal for business and technology in the pharmaceutical industry throughout North America. 
  • BrightTalk: searchable list of videos and webinars on various topics including scientific ones. 
  • Crimes and Clues: The Art and Science of Criminal Investigation. This site is edited by a crime scene technician, and has various articles written by experts. It has useful reviews and points you towards other websites which may be helpful. 
  • European Pharmaceutical Review: Website for the bi monthly journal. Has news, webinars and videos among other useful resources.
  • Explore Forensics: featuring contributions from various experts, this website has a useful search function on the main page, and a good list of topics covered. 
  • FBI Handbook of Forensic Services: This guide is fully available online, and provides guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting, preserving, packaging, and shipping evidence and describes the forensic examinations performed by the FBI’s Laboratory Division and Operational Technology Division.
  • Forensic Science Regulator: Website of the goverment body which ensures that the provision of forensic science services across the criminal justice system is subject to an appropriate regime of scientific quality standards.
  • Select Science: large collection of videos and webinars.  
  • The Virtual Autopsy: a site run by the University of Leicester with autopsy cases and images. 

BAFO: The British Association for Forensic Odontology: registration is required for this site. There are useful links to many international organisations. 

The Chartered Society of Forensic SciencesThe Society is an international professional body and the voice for Forensic Practitioners, both in the UK and abroad.

TIAFT, The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists: Website for the association founded in 1963. 

Search engines for research

Is Google the only way to search the web?

It has its uses, but here are some other search engines you can use, some of which may be much more helpful for academic work.

  • Sweetsearch: This is a search engine for students (www.sweetsearch,com). It is limited to good quality authoritative resources, but works just like Google.
  • BASE: Otherwise known as the Bielefeld Academic Search Engine has access to more than 100 million documents, which are to some extent checked for quality by those who run the search engine.
  •  A U.S. site which searches over 60 databases and 2200 websites all with US government science information. 
  • Google Scholar. It's not a bad resource to use, although it doesn't have anywhere near the functionality of mySearch, and you'll find lots of articles you can't access. 
  • Zanran: This search engine is for finding data and statistics. It has examples of popular searches to guide you.