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Forensic Science & Law: Research Forensics

Welcome to Gumberg Library's Forensic Science & Law research guide. Forensics is the study of physical evidence from or related to a crime. Forensic investigations include studying blood spatter, ballistics, and drugs.

Duquesne has a 5-year program combining a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry or Biology with an M.S. in Forensic Science. Click here for more information on Duquesne's Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law.

See also the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

Contact Donna Beck, STEM & Health Sciences Librarian for help with your research or using library resources.

Managing data

OSIRIS--Open Source Independent Review and Interpretation System is a free, open-access tool for Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis.

Select DATABASES for Forensics Research


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Browse the following select journals for research articles in forensics:

Articles from these journals and others are available through a search using literature databases. 

For more titles, explore BrowZine by choosing Social Science and Behavioral Science:  Criminology and Criminal Justice 

books and dvds

Click on the book or DVD image to be taken to the catalog.

find more books

Use DuqSearch Advanced Search, and Select a Field: "SU Subject Terms" to find materials from the library on topics such as:

  • "Bloodstains"
  • "Crime scene"
  • "Criminal investigation"
  • "Dental jurisprudence"
  • "Environmental forensics"
  • "Evidence, criminal"
  • "Forensic anthropology"
  • "Forensic ballistics"
  • "Forensic biology"
  • "Forensic chemistry"
  • "Forensic medicine"
  • "Forensic pathology"
  • "Forensic psychiatry"
  • "Forensic statistics"
  • "Forensic toxicology"

forensics news from Science Daily

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