AAFS Reference Library – NOW Available by Section and Year Online


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An entire year of your sections abstracts are now available online in pdf format!  With credit to AAFS staff, the AAFS Reference Library can be filtered by year and section for easier access. 2016 abstracts are now available.

The Reference Series has proven to be a terrific resource, as many people are just starting to see the full potential of the Reference Library. The AAFS Reference Library has received over 5,300 hits every year with a 54% repeat visitor use since its inception in 2013.

To access the AAFS Reference Library, find the resources tab on the AAFS home page, www.aafs.org, and select “AAFS Reference Library,” as shown below.

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Before the launch of the AAFS Reference Library online, the hard bound Reference Series Family (pictured below) included the abstracts from every section up to 2012.  In keeping with our AAFS mission, the objectives of the AAFS Reference Library and the Reference Series are to promote education as well as foster scientific research, improvements in the practice of forensic science and collaboration within the many fields of forensic sciences.  The Reference Series is available in the Library of Congress as well as for purchase at Amazon and Amazon EU under “The American Academy of Forensic Sciences Reference Series.”

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You can also use this link to search for the desired abstracts: https://webdata.aafs.org/RefLibrary/Ref_Search/Search.aspx

Source: Laura Liptai, PhD, Engineering Sciences Section Representative to the AAFS Board of Directors