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Research Guides


This guide is based on the work of Stacy Magendanz, at California State University, San Bernardino, Mass Shootings: A Research Guide.

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Library Research Sources

Suggested Library Databases

Some suggested keywords:

  • Mass Shooting
  • Public Shooting
  • "public mass shooting"
  • mass murder
  • mass homicide
  • mass killing
  • multiple murder
  • multiple homicides
  • rampage shooting
  • rampage killing
  • active shooter
  • mass casualty shooting incidents

The location of specific incidents (e.g. Columbine, U.S. Navy Yard) maybe used as keywords, as well as the names of specific perpetrators

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