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Natural Disasters: Electronic Reference Book Collections

Provides methods of finding information on such natural disasters as volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, severe weather, and shows how to tap into the worldwide movement to mitigate the severity of disasters and build disaster-resilient communities.

Electronic Reference Book Databases

UXL Encyclopedia of Weather and Natural Disasters.  Introduces students to the topic of weather and natural disasters, covering such topics as weather basics, weather phenomena, forecasting, and climate. Provides information on the scientific aspects of various types of disasters including: blizzards, earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes, volcanoes, and wildfires.

  • Homeland Security Digital Library  The "Nation's premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management."
  • Sage e-Reference  Reference books primarily with a social science orientation.  A number of Sage's electronic reference books include entries on Natural Disasters, usually in regard to the effect on specific human populations or groups.

The databases listed in this Research Guide are available only to Truckee Meadows Community College students, faculty and staff. You will need your TMCC credentials (Username and Password) to access them off-campus.

Sample Entry from Online Reference Collection

From Gale Virtual Reference Library:  search term:  "climate change and refugees."

Earthquake Hyderabad