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Last Updated: Feb 12, 2014 URL: http://researchguides.library.wisc.edu/disasters Print Guide

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This Research Guide will lead you to information on natural disasters such as floods and severe storms. It also includes biological disasters and transportation accidents.

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Find background information on your research topic.

  • Credo Reference
    A collection of 100 reference tools that may be searched collectively or individually. It includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, statistical sources, biographical tools, thesauri, books of quotations, image collections, and more.
  • Dartmouth Flood Observatory
    Provides information about floods worldwide.
  • FEMA: Preparedness
    Web page created by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Provides list of types of disasters and links to FEMA publications.
  • Hurricane/Tropical Data
    Provides access to a wealth of hurricane information.
  • National Drought Mitigation Center
    Provides information about U.S. drought conditions.
  • National Hurricane Center
    Current and historical data from the National Weather Service.
  • National Transportation Safety Board
    This site offers data on current and historic accidents in the U.S. by transportation mode--aviation, highway, marine, rail, pipeline & hazardous materials.
  • Natural Hazards Center
    Comprehensive site designed "to advance and communicate knowledge on hazards mitigation and disaster preparedness, response, and recovery."
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
    Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center (OVRC) provides viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles related to controversial social issues.
  • ReliefWeb
    ReliefWeb is a project of the United Nations Department of Humanitarian Affairs. It includes frequently updated information about relief responses to natural disasters.
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