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Where can I find information or books on serial killers?

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016  |  201 Views

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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.

The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

By Michael Newton

Sturgis General Collection (Kennesaw Campus) HV6245 .N49 2000 

Sturgis Reference Collection (Kennesaw Campus) HV6245 .N49 2006


Women Serial and Mass Murderers: Profiles of 85 Killers: Worldwide, 1580-1990

By Kerry Segrave

Sturgis General Collection (Kennesaw Campus) HV6515 .S44 2013


Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder

By James Alan Fox & Jack Levin

Sturgis General Collection (Kennesaw Campus) HV6529 .F685 2015


Serial Killers : The Method and Madness of Monsters

By Peter Vronsky

E-book via Catalog (HV6515 .V76 2004)


Creating Cultural Monsters: Serial Murder in America

By Julie B. Wiest

E-book via Catalog (HV6529 .W54 2011eb)


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