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Guide to Disaster Medicine and Public Health Literature

Databases and Indexes
Journals
MeSH Terms
Disaster Glossaries
Disaster-Related Libraries

Databases and Indexes of Disaster Literature
  • Disaster Lit: The Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
    U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
    Database of free online resources on disaster medicine and public heath including expert guidelines, factsheets, websites, technical reports, webinars, and other tools.
  • PubMed
    U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
    Thousands of journal citations on disaster/emergency preparedness and response (including natural disasters, bioterrorism, chemical terrorism, and pandemic flu).
  • PubMed Central
    U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
    Archive containing free full-text journal articles including disaster/emergency preparedness and response.
  • Homeland Security Digital Library
    Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Preparedness Directorate
    Database containing documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management, including information related to terrorism and natural and man-made disasters.
  • Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS.gov)
    Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    A database of lessons learned, best practices, and innovative ideas for the emergency management and homeland security communities.
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
    Partnership of federal agencies, public health organizations, and health science libraries.
    Links to public health resources, including bioterrorism, preparedness and other topics.
  • ALL-HAZARTS: All-Hazards Articles in the Scholarly Literature
    U.S. Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Citations for over 20,000 scholarly articles and 5,000 conference proceedings covering all-hazards topics.
  • HazLit
    Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder
    A searchable database including resources related to natural hazards and catastrophic events.
  • ReliefWeb
    United Nations
    Reliable and current humanitarian information on disasters and crises across the world collected from over 4,000 global information sources.
  • NLM Catalog
    U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
    Online catalog for the journals, books, and other media at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • TOXLINE
    U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
    A database containing over four million references from the toxicology literature, including MEDLINE/PubMed, research in progress, and meeting abstracts.
Journals

Disaster Medicine and Disaster Preparedness
These journals are indexed in PubMed.

Emergency Medicine
These journals are indexed in PubMed.

Disasters and All-Hazards Topics
These journals are indexed in All-HazArts, the FEMA journal database. This list only contains journals not indexed in PubMed. Journals also indexed in PubMed are listed only under the PubMed list above.
  • Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies
  • Australian Journal of Emergency Management
  • Crisis Response Journal
  • Disaster Prevention and Management
  • Disaster Recovery Journal
  • Disaster Resource Guide
  • Earthquake Spectra
  • Environmental Hazards
  • Fire Technology
  • Homeland Security Affairs
  • International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management
  • International Homeland Security
  • International Journal of Critical Infrastructures
  • International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • International Journal of Emergency Management
  • International Journal of Emergency Services
  • International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters
  • Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning
  • Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management
  • Journal of Disaster Research
  • Journal of Fire Sciences
  • Journal of Geography and Natural Disasters
  • Journal of Homeland Security
  • Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • Journal of Natural Disaster Science
  • Natural Hazards
  • Natural Hazards Review
  • Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses
  • Risk, Hazards, Crisis in Public Policy
MeSH Terms
Medical subject headings used to index disaster-related journal articles.
Disaster Glossaries
A list of disaster-related glossaries.
Disaster-Related Libraries and Resource Centers
  • Disaster Information Management Research Center
    U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
    Collects, organizes and makes accessible health information resources, tools, and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. The Center includes Web pages on disaster types and topics, disaster and emergency response tools for hazmat and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents, and disaster apps and mobile optimized Web resources.

  • U.S. Fire Administration Library
    U.S. Fire Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency
    Provides information and resources on fire, emergency management and other all-hazards subjects. The collection includes more than 208,000 books, reports, audiovisual materials and indexed articles.

  • Homeland Security Digital Library
    Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Collection of open-source resources related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management, including information related to terrorism and natural and man-made disasters.

  • Disaster Research Center
    University of Delaware
    A collection of over 55,000 resources on the social and behavioral science aspects of disasters.

  • Natural Hazards Center
    University of Colorado at Boulder
    A collection of social science literature and information focused on natural hazards and extreme events.
 

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