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MG21 Virtual Library

Forensic Science: The Crime Lab

The Crime Lab



Autopsy Files
Read official autopsy reports on the famous and infamous. You'll need to browse, as search tools direct you off site to paid services.

Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine (GVRL, 2011)
This comprehensive, multi-volume ebook is available to MG students.

 Gunshot Wounds: A Summary (Ann H. Ross)

Interactive Autopsy (Austrailian Museum)

Interactive Body (BBC)

Online Medical Dictionary (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Virtual Autopsy (University of Leicester)

Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body (U.S. National Library of Medicine)

Facial Reconstruction

The Art of Crime Detection

 Forensic Approximation (Simon Frasier University)

Facial Recognition Gets Better and New Uses Emerge (GOVTECH Works)

The Facial Reference Catalog ( provides useful targeted news search on topics related to forensic art. Site navigation at the bottom of the page guide readers to information on specific techniques and questions.

 Stonehenge Man: Not Just a Pretty Face (New Scientist)

Virtual Facial Reconstruction (University of Wyoming)

Trace Evidence

Collecting Evidence from the Earth (Raymond C. Murray PhD, Forensic Geologist)

Could Detectives Use Microbes To Solve Murders?  (NPR, All Things Considered)  

 Fiber Analysis Experiment (Wonderville)

Forensic Geologists Uncover Evidence in Soil and Water (Robert A. Hayes, CPG)

Hair Analysis in Forensic Science

Leave No Trace: In the Forensics Lab (Video, BBC Worldwide)

McCrone Atlas of Microscopic Particles (registration required)

Modern Microscopy provides news, case studies, (for example: Gunshot Residue), access to the online quarterly newsletter Nanographia, and the opportunity to sit in on a number of professional webinars.


DNA Interactive

DNA Testing: An Introduction for Non-Scientists (Illustrated)
By Donald Riley, Ph.D. at the University of Washington, and published in Scientific Testimony, an online journal, 

How DNA Evidence Works (howstuffworks)

MITOMAP: A human mitochondrial genome database

DNA from the Beginning (Cold Springs Harbor Laboratory)

Forensic DNA Testing." Biotechnology In Context


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