Where can I find information or books on serial killers?
Since the subject of serial killers crosses many different disciplines, the best place to start your research is SuperSearch.
Search terms that you should try initially:
“serial killer*” “serial murder*” serial AND (killer* OR murder*)
Then, you can further reduce, or refine, the number of results by looking in the “Refine Results” column to the left of the SuperSearch results screen. You can limit by full text, year of publication, the type of source (magazine, book, academic journal, etc.), the subject, and even the language of the article or book.
Are you interested in the psychology of serial killers? The investigation of these criminals? Biographies of specific killers? Their portrayal in popular culture?
Depending on your topic, you may want to add search terms in order to narrow the focus of your research.
In addition to the results in SuperSearch, the following is a short list of some of the print and e-books available at KSU that can provide you with general information on serial killers and lead you to what aspect of serial killers you might want to research.
By Michael Newton
Sturgis General Collection (Kennesaw Campus) HV6245 .N49 2000
Sturgis Reference Collection (Kennesaw Campus) HV6245 .N49 2006
By Kerry Segrave
Sturgis General Collection (Kennesaw Campus) HV6515 .S44 2013
By James Alan Fox & Jack Levin
Sturgis General Collection (Kennesaw Campus) HV6529 .F685 2015
By Peter Vronsky
E-book via Catalog (HV6515 .V76 2004)
By Julie B. Wiest
E-book via Catalog (HV6529 .W54 2011eb)
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