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Serial Killers and True Crime: Databases, Articles, & Court Cases

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Court Cases

Historical Sources (Researching Cases Pre-1980)

Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more. Many libraries, museums, and archives post digitized materials to this site.

U.S. National Archives & Records Administration: Law Enforcement and Investigations

Historical records filed with the National Archives by various federal agencies.

Hathitrust Digital Library

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

State Digital Resources: Memory Projects, etc.

From the Library of Congress, a compiiled state-by-state list of digital memory projects, online historical and cultural encyclopedias, etc.


American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside

Includes over 200 years of newspapers published from within U.S. prisons, with special attention paid to women's-only institutions.

Chronicling America

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.

Small Town Papers

250 small town newspapers, many of which can be searched and browsed for free.

With it is now possible for family historians, genealogists, and researchers to search historic digitized newspaper archives from around the globe. is much like Google, Bing, or other search engines but is focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. It enables you to search, for free, across many newspaper sites simultaneously, rather than having to visit each site separately. By clicking on the search result that interests you you'll go directly to the newspaper site which hosts that story. Access to full text may not necessarily be freely available.

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