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Journal Article Databases
Depending on your topic, some databases will be more beneficial than others. Feel free to contact a librarian if you need help selecting databases for your topic.
|Journal of Emergency Management
If you are off-campus, login with your MMA username and password (PortalGuard)
|Homeland Security Digital Library
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 & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center
Offers information on virtually every dimension of security & counter-terrorism.
|Academic Search Premier
A multi-disciplinary database.
|Business Source Premier
This is the business industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials.
For newspapers, business and law.
|Military and Intelligence Database
Covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.
|Military and Government Collection
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
Current issue overviews, historical backgrounds, chronologies and pro/con lists.
[Username: massmaritime/Password: massmaritime]
|Opposing Views in Context
Current issues with pro/con viewpoint essays and topic overviews.
Covers aspects of human impact to the environment.
|Search Everything - Includes BOOKS
Search through all of our databases simultaneously. Use limits on the left side of the search results to limit to books.
AARs, V-TTX, Training, Community Resources & Grants
|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 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 | 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 (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 (NETC) operated by the U.S. Fire Administration
Search the NETC Library
For information about borrowing materials click here
| Incident Command System (ICS) | FEMA
ICS Position Checklist
|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 | FEMA
Virtual Table Top Exercise (VTTX)
EMI Training Opportunities and Bulletins
you can sign up for email notices on this page
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
|Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) | U.S. Department of Transportation
Resources including data, planning, HAZMAT information, etc.
|Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Homeland Security Grant Program
|PHMSA Grants (U.S. Department of Transportation)
State grants through several programs and partnerships for pipeline and hazmat safety
Citation Resources: APA Style
|Avoid Plagiarism - Cite Your Sources|
A free citation maker from Calvin College
Guide to APA Style from Purdue University
Free Document Delivery
|Click here to fill out the online form if you need books or journal articles we do not have in print or online. We'll get your research materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery. Note: There is no charge for MMA students, faculty and staff.|
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