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STHS 354: Murder and Mayhem under the Microscope

Criminal Investigations and Trials

If you are researching a criminal case that went to trial, see if you can find a case file that includes testimony and, if applicable, images of evidence.

There are many online sites devoted to particular crimes and trials.  Look for ones that are sponsored by educational institutions, libraries or museums, or historical societies.  A few examples:

Print Media Primary Sources

Scholarly Articles & Books

Use Primo to help identify scholarly books as well as reviews of them.  Look for books published by university presses or academic publishers.

Take a multidisciplinary approach when searching for scholarly articles.  The databases below will help you find scholarly work written from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.


Selected documentaries or news programs can be found in the following databases: