You may also want to look for other types of information or search through a large index of articles, books and conference papers. We have access to many different e resources to do this

Subject specific databases:

  • SciFinder N database for chemical literature with access to substances, reactions and references in chemistry and related sciences. To use you first need to register using your @kent.ac.uk email address. Online training materials are available to help you.
  • Reaxys – discover chemical structures, properties and reactions and build chemical queries to interrogate and assess compound synthesis. Links to related chemistry literature and patents.  Watch our introductory workshop on how to use Reaxys for your research projects.
  • Lexis®Library – wide range of UK case materials, consolidated legislation, journals, commentary (including Halsbury’s Laws)
  • Westlaw – access to cases, legislation, journals, books online, news and EU / international materials

General Indexes:

  • Web of Science – large database providing full text and abstracts (article summaries) for peer-reviewed literature.
  • Scopus – multi-disciplinary database providing full text and abstracts (article summaries) for peer-reviewed literature.

Check out our digital resources directory to find others that might be useful to your studies.

Useful web resources & associations

Manuals & Standards

The study of forensic science uses many reference works to define materials and procedures in the application of the discipline:

  • Fingermark Visualisation Manual (downloadable PDF file) an essential professional guide published by the Home Office Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) and used across all UK police forces. This interactive pdf includes 1200 images and diagrams and details forensic fingermark recovery processes essential for students and professionals working in forensics.
  • Manual of Forensic Science: An International Survey –  covers current trends and technology in many disciplines within forensic science including bloodstain pattern analysis, ballistics, forensic genetics and DNA, questioned documents and toxicology.