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Forensic Science

Chester Fritz Library research guide for Forensic Science

Searching for Online and Physical Books

Need to FIND A BOOK @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Go to the Library's Web Site and start typing a topic in the Library Search box
  • Select "in Books+" from the drop-down options
  • To limit your search results to EBOOKS, under "Availability," select "Available online"
  • You can use the Advanced Search to limit by material type "Books" and search by "Subject"

For example, search for terms such as Forensic Science OR Forensic Toxicology OR Crime Scene Investigation 

Need to FIND A BOOK  *NOT* @ Chester Fritz Library? 

  • Use WorldCat - Available from QuickLinks.  You can search books from anywhere in the country and request Chester Fritz Library borrow that book for you. If it turns out that the book is available from our library, you'll see Image indicates book is available at UND. You can have our library borrow a book from another library (called an InterLibrary Loan) by registering and requesting the book here.

Browsing for books

Chester Fritz Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System (LC), an alpha-numeric system, to organize our materials including reference books, DVDs, and popular reading.

Library of Congress Classification

General subject areas are shown in the first letter

For example: HV = Social Pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.

Subsequent letters and numbers narrow the subject area and author to a single book

For example: HV8079.H6 G4 2015

Class H - Social Sciences (General)

Subclass HV - Social Pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology.

HV 8073-8079.35 - Investigation of Crimes. Examination and identification of prisoners. See the Social Sciences page for details.

Class K - Law

Subclass K - Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence.

K5000-5582 - Criminal law and procedure. See the Law page for details

Class R – Medicine

Subclass RA – Public Health

RA1001-1171 – Forensic medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine.

RA1190-1270 – Toxicology. Poisons. See the Medicine page for details.

The entire LC system is available at the Library of Congress.

Finding Dissertations and Theses