In order to complete this assignment, you will need to think like a detective. You will want to gather as many facts as possible. You will also want to explore theories on what happened and eliminate those that do not fit the facts as you know them. You will need to know the who, when, what, and where and you will figure out the how and why.
The following library resources will help in in assembling your evidence. The titles, author/editors, dates, and locations are indicated in the citation.
If the crime you are researching involves a person-either victim or criminal, you will need to find out about that person. Many notorious individuals are the subject or biographies so you may want to look them up as subjects in the online catalog. Other places to look include:
In order to find out what happened, you will have to research the various theories and if you are lucky, newspaper and magazine accounts of what happened at the time. For the online sources, go to the library webpage (http://library.nsula.edu) and go to the menu on the right hand side. Select Databases Directory. Scroll down to News and Current Events. This will provide a list of databases that may provide useful information. Some of the places to look for this type of information include:
All of the actual newspapers are located on 3rd in the Serials-Media Department on microfilm.
Due to the notoriety of a number of these crimes, you will find many websites devoted to the various theories of what happened in why. Some of these are well-researched and provide reseasonable theories, others not so much. When you use the internet as a resource, the determination of validity falls on you.