Top 3 Sites for Authoritative Forensic Science Research

This is a guest post by Ellen Sexton, John Jay Librarian.

You have a brilliant idea to test in the lab; but has someone already done it?  Or something similar?  A quick search of the literature can inform your work.  Scientists publish their best research reports as articles in journals.  Here are three tools to make finding articles on your area of interest a bit easier:

1. A Better Google Scholar

If you like using Google Scholar at home, but are getting frustrated with pay-walls obstructing your access to articles, try using the link from the Library home page which goes through our proxy server and looks like this:   http://ez.lib.jjay.cuny.edu/login?url=http://scholar.google.com  Then your results will include links to whatever the library subscribes to:

Google Scholar

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National Multiple Sclerosis Society Event for Undergrad Researchers

During last summer, John Jay senior and PRISM student James Parziale James Parziale Photocompleted an undergraduate research experience through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) at the NY Stem Cell Foundation laboratory of Valentina Fossati, Ph.D. This weekend, the NMSS will have its Annual Research Symposium, which is open to undergraduate students from all NYC institutions. The Symposium will begin with a discussion of new advances in MS research, and a talk from their Keynote speaker Dr. Ari Green.  The event will conclude with a mentoring session for undergraduate researchers by Dr. Green at 5pm. If you are interested in attending, RSVP by emailing the organizers.

For more details on the event, see the agenda here.