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Where to Start
I suggest that you start your search for scholarly articles in one of the databases in the journal article databases box below or in the UNT Libraries' "Find Articles" search in the box underneath the suggested databases. "Find Articles" simultaneously searches within almost all of the UNT Libraries' subscription databases. Your "Find Articles" search results will be multidisciplinary.
You may also try searching or browsing within individual emergency management journals, for articles, such as the ones listed below--
Journal Article Databases
Academic search complete
Academic Search Complete provides a scholarly collection providing full text coverage for over 10,500 journals for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies, etc. Dates of Coverage: 1975 - Current
ABI Inform provides full text and abstracts of articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers covering a wide range of topics in business and industry. Dates of Coverage: 1923 – Current
The Risk, Safety and Emergency Management Journals Collection--
This collection of 26 journals provides original research, reviews, technical and conference reports, case studies, news and
commentaries on this area of fundamental concern to any society. The titles range from general - risk assessment and management,
critical infrastructures, and reliability and safety - to specific areas of concern. Within safety, titles includes vehicle safety, nuclear
safety and food safety. Includes International Journal of Emergency Management
All Hazards Literature Database
An index to the scholarly periodical literature (with some full text)
This resource page allows you to search and explore FEMA's unique database of over 20,000 scholarly/peer-reviewed articles covering all-hazards topics as well as some 5,000 proceedings from academic, non-government organizations, and governmental conferences and workshops.
*This is a great place to search for emergency management journal articles, but you will often have to take citations from this database and find them via the UNT Libraries collections, as the full text links in the All Hazards database are not synced with the UNT Libraries collections.
In general, when searching the library databases...
- A good way to start a search.
- The important concepts in your own words.
- Found anywhere in the article (title, author, subject terms, etc.).
Use Quotation Marks to Search for a Phrase...
- Searching for "Quality of life" will bring back only results that have the words in that exact order.
Connecting the concepts (keywords)...
- Link different parts of your topic with "AND" to get results that contain both terms.
- Join similar ideas or synonyms with "OR" to find results that contain either of the terms.
- Exclude concepts with "NOT"
Search for a root word...
- Add an * at the end of a word to search for all possible endings/suffixes
- teen* will search for teen, teens, teenager, teenagers
Limit to Peer-Reviewed, Refereed or Scholarly articles...
- Peer-review is part of the publication & editorial process for academic and research journals. Being peer-reviewed is a sign that a paper's author(s) have done a certain level of due diligence in their work and their research is complete, manages conflicts-of-interest, and is fair and objective.
Narrow the Date Range...
- When looking for current research limit your date range to the last 5-10 years.
Still not finding anything? Ask your Librarian!