Databases will help you find articles on a topic. Search them by subject heading, if possible, rather than by keyword.
E-Journal Portal will tell you if a particular journal is available online via the SLU Libraries.
SLU Libraries Catalog Journal Search will tell you if the SLU Libraries have a journal online, in print, or on microfilm. It also will indicate whether a bound volume of a journal has been relocated to the Locust Street Library Facility (LSLF).
Many commercial indexes to the contents of periodicals and other publication types (i.e., databases) are available at Pius Library and via the SLU Libraries website. The coverage of some indexes is general and interdisciplinary; still other indexes have a subject-specific scope. Virtually all indexing services include abstracts, or summaries, of the indexed publications. Many of these resources are available in electronic format; some contain the full-text or even the full-image of the source material itself.
It is typically wise to conduct a subject search in a database like those listed on the Databases page of this guide, because these resources index the contents of numerous publications, often from diverse subject fields. This tends to be a much more efficient and effective research strategy than simply looking through the contents of a particular journal. However, if you know that a specific journal routinely publishes articles on topics of interest to you, limiting your search to that journal may still yield some good sources (just not as many as you may have found through a database search).
The following journals provided by the SLU Libraries focus on forensic science:
Other important journals:
Use the E-Journal Portal to link to and search the contents of the online titles listed here.