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Journal of Emergency Management
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HSDL Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) The Homeland Security Digital Library is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.                           
International Security and Counter-Terrorism Reference Center International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center
Offers information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism.
Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database.
Business Source Premier Business Source Premier
This is the business industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials.
nexis uni Nexis Uni (a.k.a. Lexis Nexis) 
For newspapers, business and law.
military and intelligence database Military and Intelligence Database
Covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.
military and government collection Military and Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
CQ researcher CQ Researcher
Current issue overviews, historical backgrounds, chronologies and pro/con lists.
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opposing views in context Opposing Views in Context
Current issues with pro/con viewpoint essays and topic overviews.
greenfile GreenFILE
Covers aspects of human impact to the environment.

AARs, V-TTX, Training, Community Resources & Grants

Resource Description
federal emergency management agency Federal Emergency Management Agency
Part of the Department of Homeland Security, the FEMA site includes information about on-going disaster responses, various response plans, key emergency management officials at the State and local levels, documents, and other resources.
FEMA Flood Map FEMA Flood Map Service Center: Search By Address
The FEMA Flood Map Service Center (MSC) is the official public source for flood hazard information produced in support of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency | MEMA
The MEMA site includes information about on-going disaster responses, various response plans, key emergency management officials at the State and local levels, documents, and other resources.
International Disaster Database International Disaster Database (EM-DAT)
Contains essential core data on the occurrence and effects of over 18,000 mass disasters in the world from 1900 to present. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organisations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies.
National Emergency Training Center National Emergency Training Center (NETC) operated by the U.S. Fire Administration
Search the NETC Library
         For information about borrowing materials
National Preparedness Resource Library National Preparedness Resource Library - National Incident Management System (NIMS) 
Emergency Support Function Annexes (ESFs) provide the structure for coordinating Federal interagency support for a Federal response to an incident. They are mechanisms for grouping functions most frequently used to provide Federal support to States and Federal-to-Federal support, both for declared disasters and emergencies under the Stafford Act and for non-Stafford Act incidents. 
         For example:  Emergency Support Function #10 – Oil and Hazardous Materials Response Annex
emergency management institute Emergency Management Institute | FEMA
Virtual Table Top Exercise (VTTX)
EMI Training Opportunities and Bulletins
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ISP Course List
         For example: IS-248: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public (i.e., MMA's Rave alert system)
plan and prepare for disasters Plan and Prepare for Disasters                                                              
pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) | U.S. Department of Transportation
      Resources including data, planning, HAZMAT information, etc.
homeland security exercise Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)                                                       
  • HSEEP documentation provides a set of guiding principles for exercise programs, as well as a common approach to exercise program management, design and development, conduct, evaluation, and improvement planning
    HSEEP: Quick Reference Guide 
  • Sample AAR & Improvement Plan (IP)Table 1 is an example of how to write Observations and corresponding Recommendations / Corrective Actions. 
  • After Action Report (AAR) | California Hospital Association
    This AAR captures observations of an exercise and makes recommendations for post-exercise improvements. The AAR is then used to develop Improvement Plans (IP).


Source Description
FEMA grants FEMA Grants
Preparedness Grants
         Homeland Security Grant Program
PHMSA grants PHMSA Grants (U.S. Department of Transportation)
State grants through several programs and partnerships for pipeline and hazmat safety

Citation Resources: APA & Chicago Style

Resources for APA Style Description for APA Style Resources for Chicago Style Description for Chicago Style
KnightCite APA Knight Cite: APA Style Ciitation maker from Calvin College KnightCite Chicago 

  Knight Cite: CHICAGO Style Citation maker from Calvin College

Guide to APA Style from Purdue University
Guide to Chicago Style from Purdue University 

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