The resources and strategies listed here will help you find acceptable sources for your presentation on a person of historical importance to the development of criminology and/or forensic science.
Primo Search will help you identify books and articles, both scholarly and popular. To reduce the number of results you need to consider, try some or all of these strategies:
Your protagonist may be discussed within the larger frameworks of the history of criminology and forensic sciences. A few good places to start include:
As you research your chosen protagonist, seek multiple sources that are written from different disciplinary perspectives. This will help you develop a well-rounded biography of the individuals in terms of their importance to forensic science or criminology.
For some of the individuals on your list of protagonists, you may need to consult print reference resources. Print subject encyclopedias are located in the reference section on the first floor of Collins Library, just off of the Learning Commons.
If your protagonist is a detective or crime writer (such as Edgar Allen Poe or Agatha Christie), you'll likely want to also consult subject encyclopedias for the study of literature and writers: