ABI/INFORM GlobalThis link opens in a new windowCovers business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and the competitive business landscape worldwide. In depth coverage to over 3,000 publications, including the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present. Also includes profiles for 60,000+ companies and their executives. Search results include ebooks from eBrary
Academic Search CompleteThis link opens in a new windowAccess to over 13,000 multi-disciplinary periodicals (more than 8,500 in full-text), including monographs, conference proceedings, reports, etc.
Provides access to over 20,000 eBooks on a wide variety of topics
MasterFILE PremierThis link opens in a new windowContains over 1,700 full-text, multi-disciplinary periodicals dating back to 1975; includes over 500 reference books and an image collection.
Military & Government CollectionThis link opens in a new windowAccess to over 300 full-text periodicals with current news about all branches of the military and government.
Military DatabaseThis link opens in a new window"The Military Database covers topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more."
American Red Cross"The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors."
Centers for Disease Control and PreventionThe CDC website covers diseases and conditions as well as advice for staying healthy. The site also has a section for emergency preparedness (accessible under tabs for Emergency Preparedness and More).
Data.govThe US Federal Government, which collects all kinds of data, is a good source of data for student reports or business or general information purposes. They are often invisible because they are buried deep in massive websites and because the government is the unique source for important research and information. Statistical data can be found across many government department websites, but it may be hard to track down with a search.
Defense Technical Information CenterThis US Department of Defense agency provides essential, technical research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) information rapidly, accurately and reliably to support research needs.
Disaster Information Management Research Center"The core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery."
Emergency Management InstituteEMI "provides training to federal, state, local, tribal, volunteer, public, and private sector officials to strengthen emergency management core competencies for professional career-long training."
Federal Communications Commission - Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau"The FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) advises, makes recommendations to, or acts for the Commission under delegated authority, in all matters pertaining to public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster management, and ancillary operations."
Homeland Security Digital Library"The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is the nation’s premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management."
Natural Hazards CenterThe Natural Hazards Center serves "as a national and international clearinghouse of knowledge about the social science and policy aspects of disasters".
Office of Response and Restoration"NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) is a center of expertise in preparing for, evaluating, and responding to threats to coastal environments, including oil and chemical spills, releases from hazardous waste sites, and marine debris."
RAND CorporationCollection of public safety white papers produced by the RAND Corporation.
Ready.govReady is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. Ready and its Spanish language version Listo (https://www.ready.gov/es) ask individuals to do three key things: (1) build an emergency supply kit, (2) make a family emergency plan and (3) be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security"The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face."
The website provides information and resources on a range of homeland security topics.
These are a sampling of eBooks available from the library.
Business Continuity and Risk Management by Douglas M. Henderson; Kurt J. EngemannThis is the first core textbook specifically designed for senior undergraduate and graduate college courses in business continuity and risk management. Extensively classroom tested, it offers everything instructors need to start a new course or enhance the one they teach�text, test bank, PowerPoint slides, case studies, review topics, discussion questions, bibliographies, and more. The modular design of the text allows flexibility in structuring a core course with the first ten chapters; focus in greater depth on information systems or emergency management with three additional chapters; or incorporate a comprehensive risk management approach with a Risk Modeling module of four chapters. Two of the six case studies are fictional businesses that continue chapter by chapter to help students gain experience in applying each chapter¿s principles to an organization. The first ten chapters cover the fundamentals of business continuity plan development, implementation, and maintenance, including crisis communication and crisis information management systems. The text is also appropriate for corporate professional development classes.
Publication Date: 2011-09-30
Crisis and Emergency Management by Z. Peradzynski; Ali FarazmandMore than 12 years have passed since the publication of the first edition of Crisis and Emergency Management. During that time numerous disasters--from 9/11 to massive earthquakes in Iran and China, to the giant Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and the Fukushima Tsunami and ensuing nuclear meltdown--have changed the way we manage catastrophic events. With contributions from leading experts, this second edition features 40 new chapters that address recent worldwide crises and what we have learned from emergency responses to them. See What's New in the Second Edition: Up-to-date concepts, theories, and practices Analysis of recent disasters and their effect on emergency management Policy and managerial lessons Suggestions for capacity building in crisis and emergency management The book covers a wide range of international issues using critical, empirical, and quantitative analyses. It discusses various approaches to topics such as resolving political tension and terrorism issues, the potential use of biological weapons, and the role of public relations in crisis. The author offers insight into organizational and community resiliency development; a "surprise management" theory in practice for upgrading the knowledge and skills in managing crises and governing emergencies; and better and more effective organizational, political, social, and managerial coordination in the processes. He presents case studies that enhance and advance the future theory and practice of crisis and emergency management, while at the same time providing practical advice that can be put to use immediately. Managing crises and governing emergencies in such an age of challenges demands a different kind of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that were not available yesterday. This book gives you valuable information with applications at the macro, micro, organizational, and interorganizational levels, preparing you for emergency management in an increasingly globalized and uncertain world.
Emergency Management: A Reference Handbook by Jeffrey B. BumgarnerThis work is the first nontechnical guide to the principles, practices, policies, and profession of emergency management. * Numerous primary source documents include key legislation as well as FEMA policies and publications * A chronology lists major disasters in the United States along with key emergency management developments
Credo ReferenceThis link opens in a new windowAn eBook collection of 600+ high-quality, constantly updated reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and atlases.
RefWorksThis link opens in a new windowA comprehensive reference management service for preparing bibliographies in APA and other citation styles. Use RefWorks to import and create citations, build lists of references, and integrate citations into your papers using the Write-n-Cite app.
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