Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 service disruption.

Basic Catalogue Searching

Keyword searching is a good way to start a search. It uses natural language terms to describe a  topic. Terms can be combined in a number of ways using Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT, *, ?)

If you find a relevant book on your topic, look at the full record to see  which heading(s)  were used.

Subject searching uses controlled vocabulary in the form of subject headings. Some relevant subject headings for this course may include:

Chemistry, Forensic
Evidence, Criminal
Forensic scientists
Computer crimes - Investigation
Evidence, Expert
Homicide investigation
Crime laboratories
Interviewing in law enforcement
Criminal anthropology
Forensic ballistics
Legal photography
Criminal behavior
Forensic entomology
Medical jurisprudence
Criminal investigation
Forensic genetics
Murder investigation
Criminal psychology
Forensic psychology
Forensic medicine
Police questioning
Death - Causes
Forensic pathology
Writing identification
DNA fingerprinting
Forensic sciences
Searching other library catalogues

The CU library catalogue web page lists other library catalogue options (left side) such as the University of Ottawa, the Sm@rtLibrary Network.

Under Other Libraries, you will find other library catalogues across Canada and internationally.

WorldCat is a global catalog of library collections from over 10,000 libraries worldwide.

Content last updated: August 19, 2019