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Dr. Elton
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Information for identifying and researching disasters

Lists of disasters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

   This is a list  to get you started. Once you have an idea, move  from Wikipedia to more academic sources!

 Global Issues in Context

    You can browse large categories like environmental, health, science and technology for ideas. Once you know what disaster you would like to          research, use the search boxes to locate news stories, video, journal articles, and more. This information should help you identify a need.

   Gale Virtual Reference Library

   Type the term "disaster" into the orange box. This will point you to reference articles about environmental disasters, disasters of war, disasters in    China, and more.

Disaster Information Management Research Center

   This is a great resource for looking at types of disasters, and issues related to them. It could be helpful in determining a need.

Disasters and Public Health - Research Guides at Tulane ...

   This is an excellent pathfinder created by a  Librarian at Tulane University.


Proquest is a great database for finding information on recent disasters because it includes newspaper articles from the New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, and the Los Angelos Times as well as news magazines.







Here is list of books that come up in a general search on "disasters". Search under specific events for more information.

Compassion fatigue : how the media sell disease, famine, war and death.    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 070.44 M    Moeller, Susan D.
  Published 1999

The 1993 World Trade Center bombing    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 303.625 S    Shields, Charles J., 1951-
  Series: Great disasters, reforms and ramifications
  Published 2002


The Oklahoma City bombing : terror in the heartland    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 303.625 S    Sherrow, Victoria.
  Series: American disasters
  Published 1998


September 11 : a testimony.    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 303.625 S   
  Published 2002

A killing wind : inside union carbide and the Bhopal catastrophe    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 363.179 K    Kurzman, Dan.
  Published 1987


The big necessity : the unmentionable world of human waste and why it matters    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 363.72 G    George, Rose, 1969-
  Published 2009


The blue death : disease, disaster and the water we drink    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 614.4 M    Morris, Robert D., 1956-
  Published 2007


Disaster by oil; oil spills: why they happen, what they do, how we can end them.    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 628.1 P    Potter, Jeffrey.
  Published 1973


Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 741.5 B YA    Brown, Don, 1949-
  Published 2015


Apocalyptic planet : field guide to the everending earth    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 904 C    Childs, Craig, 1967-
  Published 2013


Great disasters : dramatic true stories of nature's awesome powers.    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 904 G   
  Series: Reader's Digest general books
  Published 1989


Titanic : voices from the disaster    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 910.9163 H MS    Hopkinson, Deborah.
  Published 2012


Abandon ship! : the saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, the Navy's greatest sea disaster    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 940.54 N    Newcomb, Richard F.
  Published 2001


Breach of faith : Hurricane Katrina and the near death of a great American city    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 976.3 H    Horne, Jed, 1948-
  Published 2006


Path of destruction : the devastation of New Orleans and the coming age of superstorms    
   [ Book ]   Call #: 976.3 M    McQuaid, John.
  Published 2006


When the levees broke a requiem in four acts    
   [ Video ]   Call #: 976.335 W    40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks ; HBO Documentary Films ; [director, Spike Lee] ; producers, Sam Pollard, Spike Lee.
  Published 2006


Hazardous wastes, industrial disasters, and environmental health risks local and global environmental struggles    
   [ eBook ]   Call #: eBook EBSCOHost    Adeola, Francis O., 1956-
  Published 2011

Oil injustice resisting and conceding a pipeline in Ecuador    
   [ eBook ]   Call #: eBook EBSCOhost    Widener, Patricia, 1966-
  Series: Another world is necessary: human rights, environmental justice, and popular democracy
  Published 2011


Environmental issues essential primary sources    
   [ eBook ]   K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors.
  Series: Social issues primary sources collection
  Published 2006


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