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On December 2, 2015, 14 people were killed and 21 injured by two shooters at the the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. The two shooters were killed by police later that day.
A summary of the events as presented by local news media may be found here:
This research guide is not intended to focus on the San Bernardino incident itself, but to assist CSUSB students and other researchers who seek to understand the phenomenon of mass shootings. Various aspects of the topic are highlighted, with pointers to sources of data and representative research articles.
Library Research Resources
Recommended Pfau Library databases:
(CSUSB users only.) Scholarly literature of psychology.
Criminal Justice Abstracts
(CSUSB users only.) Scholarly literature relating to crime and criminal justice.
Full-text research database for communication studies. It offers hundreds of top communication journals, magazines and other sources covering all related disciplines, including media studies, linguistics, speech pathology, rhetoric, and discourse.
Global Newsstream (formerly ProQuest Newsstand)
(CSUSB users only.) National and international news publications. News media reports are in many cases the best sources of data about specific incidents.
Law Reviews via WestlawNext
(CSUSB users only.) Legal scholarship offers unique perspectives on the phenomenon of mass shootings.
- mass shooting
- public shooting
- "public mass shooting"
- mass murder
- mass homicide
- mass killing
- multiple murder
- multiple homicide
- rampage shooting
- rampage killing
- active shooter
- mass casualty shooting incidents
The locations of specific incidents (e.g. Columbine, U.S. Navy Yard) maybe used as keywords, as well as the names of specific perpetrators.