Course Guides
Forensic Science Introduction (ETX 20)

2014 Winter

Sree Kanthaswamy — skanthaswamy@ucdavis.edu

Librarian Subject Specialist

Ruth Gustafson
ragustafson@lib.ucdavis.edu — (530) 752‑1883 — Biological/Agricultural Sciences Reference Department (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/bioag/)

Librarian Subject Specialist for: General Biology; Animal Science; Avian Science; Entomology (including Bee Biology and Pollination); Environmental Science & Policy; Environmental Toxicology; Evolution and Ecology; Forensic Science; Nematology; and Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology

Need assistance? Consult this weekly updated list of appointment times http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/forms/officehours/index.php?office=9

Research Help

Library Research Aids (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/)
Includes "How do I?" guides on Choose a Research Topic, 5 Steps to Better Library Research, Find a Book, etc. and Library "How-to" Videos on topics such as Using the VPN, Avoiding Plagiarism, and Citing your Sources.
How to Write a Paper in Scientific Journal Style and Format (http://abacus.bates.edu/~ganderso/biology/resources/writing/HTWtoc.html)
An excellent guide to general content, style, and format guidelines for biology students learning to write papers in a standard, scientific journal style and format
Library Resources for Undergraduate Students (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/help/student.php)

Science Library Collections

The UC Davis campus has 3 separate science libraries and one science department in the Shields Library which include Forensic Science related resources. Forensic Science related materials may also be found as part of the Government Information Collections of Shields Library, Lower Level and at the separate Mabie Law Library which is part of the UCD School of Law.
Biological & Agricultural Sciences, Shields Library (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/bioag/)
The BioAg Sciences collections are located on the 3rd floor of Shields Library.
Date: Monday-Friday 1-5pm (530) 752-2143
Health Sciences Libraries (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/hsl/)
The Carlson Health Sciences Library is located in the Health Sciences District in the Southwest corner of the UC Davis campus, near the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and contains the most comprehensive health sciences collection for Davis. The Blaisdell Medical Library is located at 4610 X St. at the UC Davis Medical Center complex in Sacramento and is specialized in the clinical areas of the Medical Center. If you need books from either library, you may receive free book delivery to the Shields Library by using the REQUEST feature from the Harvest UCD Online Library Catalog.
Physical Sciences & Engineering Library (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/pse/)
The Physical Sciences & Engineering Library is located near the Chemistry and Physics/Geology building, just NorthWest of Mrak Hall.
Date: Monday-Friday 11am-5pm (530) 752-5511
Government Information Collection [UC Davis] (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/govinfo/)
The UC Davis Library is a federal and state depository library with extensive historical and current collections in print, microform and electronic formats. We collect extensively from major international, intergovernmental organizations, selectively from local jurisdictions, and on a very limited basis from foreign governments. Agriculture, forestry, the environment and ecology are areas of strength. We collect comprehensively from the U.S. Congress and California Legislature, along with federal and state laws and regulations. The Library's collection of technical report literature is extensive. We emphasize statistical data in all collecting areas. Most government documents and maps are listed in the Harvest UC Davis Library Catalog and the UC-wide MELVYL Catalog. Some materials, such as technical reports and historical documents, may require specialized indexes or assistance from government information librarians. Government documents circulate on the same basis as other library materials. Some are housed in a separate stacks area in the Lower Level of Shields and are retrieved via the service desk on that level.
UC Davis Mabie Law Library (http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/library/)

Housed in King Hall, the UC Davis Mabie Law Library was founded with the UC Davis Law School in 1966. The Library contains over 290,000 volumes of books in over eight miles of shelving, over 150,000 volume-equivalents of microforms, and has access to a number of proprietary online databases. The collection includes the basic sources of United States, British, Canadian, and Australian law, as well as International law.

PLEASE NOTE: Law Library materials are NOT included in the Harvest Library Catalog. Please search MORT, the UCD Law Library Catalog, to locate any legal-related materials in the forensic sciences areas.

Connect From Off-Campus

Connect from Off Campus (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/)
Instructions for UC Davis students, faculty, and employees to access our licensed resources from off campus. VPN is the preferred method for remote access in most cases.
Related:
  • VPN Client Installation links (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/services/connect/vpn/) [Restricted] VPN
    PubMed and multiple browser tab/window users: the new VPN client works best for you. Please see the Install guides listed from this link. Other reasons to install the VPN Client are when you: often connect to PDFs which have URL links; want to use the "Find Full Text" feature in EndNote; use MyNCBI in PubMed; rely on licensed resources not accessible via the Web VPN; prefer uninterrupted access to licensed resources from your own computer; prefer operating system (OS)-level rather than browser-level access to licensed resources

Library Catalogs

Harvest UC Davis Catalog (http://harvest.lib.ucdavis.edu)
Harvest is the UCD library online catalog of the collections of all five UC Davis General Libraries. It does not include the holdings of the Law Library. If you log in (My Account) using your library card number and PIN, you can renew books online, and request items that have been checked out to another borrower, or are in storage.

E-book Collections

Harvest will list the titles of all eBooks licensed by UC Davis or UC libraries. The eBook packages below allow one to either search the entire contents of all books in the package or to pick a title and then search the full content.
FORENSICnetBASE [via CRCnetBASE] (http://www.crcnetbase.com/search/advanced) [Restricted] VPN
This full-text FORENSICnetBASE collection includes over 340 handbooks, textbooks, and manuals on all aspects of forensic sciences including medical, biological, engineering, criminology, legal, and psychological. Areas covered include: arson & fire investigation; computer crime investigation; criminal justice & law; forensic pathology; forensics; law enforcement; and security management.
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Electronic books in the Biological and Health Sciences (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/hsl/resources/etext/?sort=subject)
Author: [Compiled by the UCD Carlson Health Sciences Library]
Subject listing of electronic books (handbooks, textbooks, guides) in basic biological and related health sciences disciplines/specialties and subdisciplines/subspecialties. Includes online books in general biology, biochemistry, endrocrinology & metabolism, genetics, microbiology & virology, molecular biology, neurology, nutrition, physiology, toxicology and veterinary medicine. All books are searchable at chapter-level.
Springer eBooks Package (http://springerlink.com/books/) [Restricted] VPN
UC-wide licensed three-year (2013-2015) package for Springer eBooks and includes more than 55,000 titles in English (and selectively in German) from every scientific discipline and many social sciences. This online interface enables all books to be searchable at the full-text level. Scope (textbook areas are starred) ranges from Architecture and Design, *Behavioral Science, *Biomedical and Life Sciences, *Business and Economics, *Chemistry and Materials Science, *Computer Science, *Earth and Environmental Science, *Engineering, *Humanities & Social Sciences and Law, *Mathematics and Statistics, *Medicine, *Physics and Astronomy, to Professional and Applied Computing. NEW books are added monthly.
Coverage: 2005-2014

Subject Guide

The Forensic Sciences Subject Guide is very long and detailed. For ETX 20 library research needs, this Forensic Science Intro Library Course Guide provides the majority of resources appropriate for the class. Please note that the best access to specialized subject databases is through the Subject Guides. For example, those interested in forensic entomology should look at the library Subject Guide for Entomology and those interested in forensic anthropology should look at the library Subject Guide for Anthropology. Librarian Subject Specialists for these areas are listed near the top of each Subject Guide.
Forensic Sciences Subject Guide (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/index.php?id=137)
Subject Guides (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/subjects/)
Use the Subject Guides to identify important literature databases for locating published information on your topic.

Encyclopedias

Comprehensive Toxicology [via ScienceDirect] (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/9780080468846) [Restricted] VPN
Author: Charlene McQueen (Editor in Chief)
This 14-volume set covers all aspects of toxicology: Volume 1: General Principles; Volume 2: Cellular and Molecular Toxicology; Volume 3: Toxicology Testing and Evaluation; Volume 4: Biotransformation; Volume 5: Immune System Toxicology; Volume 6: Cardiovascular Toxicology; Volume 7: Renal Toxicology; Volume 8: Respiratory Toxicology; Volume 9: Hepatic Toxicology; Volume 10: Gastrointestinal Toxicology; Volume 11: Reproductive and Endocrine Toxicology; Volume 12: Developmental Toxicology; Volume 13: Nervous System and Behavioral Toxicology; and Volume 14: Carcinogenesis. Useful for "Toxicology researchers, academic and medical practitioners, food science researchers, environmental researchers and consultants, forensic scientists, and occupational health and safety institutes."

Citation Systems

Citation Guides (http://ucdavis.libguides.com/citations)
Author: University Library
Library guide describing what a publication citation is and providing information on the most common disciplinary styles -- MLA, APA, Chicago, CSE and more.

EndNote

EndNote Overview (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/endnote/overview.php)
Author: Library Instruction Services, Shields Library
Quick overview with screen shots of major uses of EndNote.
EndNote Instructional Webpage (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/dept/instruc/research/endnote/)
Author: UC Davis Libraries
EndNote, licensed for all UCD full-time students, faculty, researchers and staff, is a bibliographic reference manager which enables citations to be stored, searched, and quickly inserted into research papers in the format of many scholarly journals.
EndNote Intro for BioAg Researchers [Library Guide] (http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/ul/research/topics/index.php?id=130)
Author: Ruth Gustafson
This webpage is the step-by-step guide for the bi-monthly in-person EndNote Intro course taught in Shields Library.
Related:
EndNote Online or my.endnote.com (https://www.myendnoteweb.com/EndNoteWeb.html)

EndNote Online (formerly EndNote Web) facilitates collaborative work and using EndNote Web from any internet-accessible location in the world. You may easily transfer references from your EndNote Web to your desktop Endnote or vice-versa. You can "Cite While You Write" from this Web version or your desktop version although CWYW works best from the desktop version.

NOTE: EndNote Web X5 is the first version to enable PDF attachments.

Databases

PubMed (http://uclibs.org/PID/17708) [Restricted] VPN
More than 23 million citations and abstracts for articles published in approximately 8,400 journals in medicine, life sciences, health administration, veterinary medicine, nursing, molecular biology and genetics. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine on the NCBI platform.
Coverage: 1946-present
Related:
BIOSIS Previews [via Web of Knowledge] (http://isiknowledge.com/BIOSIS) [Restricted] VPN
More than 23 million records in all life science areas, including agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, environmental sciences, genetics, microbiology, plant biology, veterinary medicine & pharmacology, and zoology. Indexes over 6000 journals, serials, books and book chapters, conference proceedings and patents.
Coverage: 1926-present
Related:
Web of Science [via Web of Knowledge] (http://isiknowledge.com/wos) [Restricted] VPN

Use to determine subject area focus for topic and then move to the top picks for subject-specific databases.

Provides access to the content from three Thomson Reuters ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) Citation Databases: Science Citation Index Expanded; Social Sciences Citation Index; Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

Coverage: 1900-present [Science 1899-, Social Sciences 1900-, Arts & Humanities 1975-]
Related:
Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (ESPM) [via ProQuest] (http://www.csa.com/htbin/dbrng.cgi?username=davis&access=davis856&db=envclust-set-c&db=eisft-set-c&adv=1) [Restricted] VPN
Major areas of coverage include aquatic pollution, bacteriology, ecology, energy resources, environmental biotechnology & engineering, environmental impact statements, hazardous waste, industrial hygiene, microbiology, and risk assessment. Separately searchable subfiles include: ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality; Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B); Ecology Abstracts; Environmental Engineering Abstracts; Health and Safety Science Abstracts; Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A); Pollution Abstracts; Risk Abstracts; Sustainability Science Abstracts; Toxicology Abstracts; and Water Resources Abstracts. EIS: Full Text and Digests of Environmental Impact Statements are combined for cross-searching with ESPM.
Coverage: 1967-present (varies by subfile)
Related:
INSPEC [via Web of Knowledge] (http://uclibs.org/PID/22771) [Restricted] VPN
Citations from scholarly journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, and information technology.
Coverage: 1898-present
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Academic Search Complete [via EBSCO] (http://uclibs.org/PID/126936) [Restricted] VPN

Use to determine subject area focus for topic and then move to the top picks for subject-specific databases.

The multi-disciplinary database Academic Search Complete (ASC) provides full-text access to more than 5,500 periodicals, including over 4,600 peer-reviewed journals, and indexing and abstracts for an additional 9,500 journals and 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers coverage of information in many areas of academic study including, but not limited to: animal science, anthropology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology and many other fields. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.

Coverage: 1887-present
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LexisNexis Academic (http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic) [Restricted] VPN
One of the largest web-based full-text databases for current news, business and legal information, supporting a broad range of interdisciplinary research, LexisNexis Academic provides full-text access to nearly 6,000 individual titles. Includes a wide range of U.S. and foreign newspapers, plus transcripts of television and radio news programs. Business resources include business articles, accounting literature, company financial information. Legal resources include state and federal laws and regulations, a full range of case law, and law review articles.

UC-eLinks

UC-eLinks (http://www.cdlib.org/services/info_services/instruct/ucelinks_guide.html)
UC-eLinks appears in most of our online citation databases and provides a consistent way of getting to full-text articles or information about which issues of a journal we own. If we do not own a journal, you can use the UC-eLinks service to Request that the article be sent to you.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Databases

A process through which manuscripts submitted to a journal are evaluated for quality -- by one or more subject experts in addition to the editor -- before being accepted for publication.

All CSA Illumina databases (such as Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management and PAIS) separate result sets into tabbed categories including "Peer-Reviewed" journals. For journals retrieved from other databases, use the online Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to locate your journal. To the left of your title, look for a vertical black/white symbol depicting a referee jersey and thus noting the publication is "Refereed".

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (http://www.ulrichsweb.com/) [Restricted] VPN

The standard source for information on virtually every active and ceased periodical, annual, irregular publication, and monographic series published throughout the world (plus thousands of newspapers). Indicates whether a publication is a refereed (peer-reviewed) title.

NOTE: search by journal title, NOT article title. Ulrich's provides information on the entire publication (journal, magazine, newspaper, annual review) NOT on the articles within.

Journal Ranking

Journal Citation Reports (JCR) (http://uclibs.org/PID/36787) [Restricted] VPN

Note that Forensic Science related titles are under the category "Medicine, Legal".

Journal Citation Reports' is an annual publication by Thomson Reuters. Journal Citation Reports can show you the most frequently cited journals in a field, the highest impact journals in a field, and the largest journals in a field. JCR Science Edition contains data from over 7,300 journals in science and technology. JCR Social Sciences Edition contains data from over 2,200 journals in the social sciences. NOTE: For disciplines that have longer timespans for citation, consider sorting for ranking by using the newer 5-year Impact Factor

Coverage: 2007-2012
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