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Connecting from Off-Campus

The University of Manitoba Libraries use a proxy server to allow access to licenced electronic resources from off-campus. When you choose a resource that needs to be authenticated you'll be asked for your Library ID and PIN. Here's what they are:

Library ID and Password

Your Library ID is your UMNetID and UMNetID password.  Contact the IST Help and Solutions Centre if you need assistance with your UMNetID.  

Instructions for Authors - Journal of Forensic Sciences

Guidelines on how to format citations can be found in the References section of the Instructions to Authors .


Document Delivery

Do you need an article or book that is not available at the University of Manitoba Libraries?

You can place a document delivery request and the Libraries will obtain it from another library for you.  This is a free service for students and faculty at the U of M.  

For more information see the Libraries' Access Materials website (under Request from another institution). 

How to Find Case Studies in Books

Selected Keywords for Finding Case Studies

Murder investigation case studies

Forensic sciences case studies

Criminal investigation case studies


Univerity of Manitoba Libraries

Try entering the keywords listed above in the Libraries One Stop Search box or the Library Catalogue. 


Winnipeg Public Library

The Winnipeg Public Library also has books on forensic case studies that are not available at the University of Manitoba.  You can access their library catalogue at:



How to Find Case Studies in Journal Articles

Some databases that can be used to find journal articles in forensics are Scopus and Web of Science which are listed below.  You can also try using the NCJRS Abstract  (National Criminal Justice Reference Service) Database or NCST"s (National Clearninghouse for Science, Technology & the Law)  forensic database.


Possible search strategy for the Scopus database: 

Search box 1=  case or cases

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Search box 2 = report or study or studies or reports

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Search box 3= forensic*

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Search box 4 = enter specific techniques such as fingerprint* or fibre* or fiber*



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Other Resources

National Forensic Science Technology Center

Check out the Free online training section.  The NFSTC also has a free forensic database that can be used to search for journal articles and legal cases as well as other types of documents.

The National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology and the Law (NCSTL) "provides a searchable database of legal, forensic, and technology resources; a reference collection of law, science, and technology material; content-specific bibliographies; national conferences on science, technology, and the law; community acceptance panels; and training for defense counsel who are handling cases involving biological evidence on the applications and limitations of DNA evidence as stated in the President’s DNA Initiative." 

You can access the Forensic Database at:  To check for full text any of the journal articles in this database enter the journal name, volume, issue and page into the University of Manitoba Libraries' Article Linker.   

Forensic Science Resources on the Internet

This webliography provides some useful starting points, key forensic science journals, societies, associations and government organizations as well as links to resources for specific subfields in forensic science.

 FBI Laboratory

Includes links to famous cases handled by the FBI as well as full text issues of Forensic Science Communications. Use the A-Z Index for quicker access. 

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