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Hazards and Disaster Research to Respond to Global Crises: Find Articles

This guide is a gateway to research resources that support the Hazards and Disaster Research to Respond to Global Crises research cluster at the University of North Texas.

Search for Materials



The indexes below are particularly useful for locating disaster research. Many include full text of articles. 

Noteworthy Journals

The periodicals below document research related to disaster preparedness or emergency management.

Subject Searches for Journals in the Catalog

The searches below will identify all periodicals in the collections of the UNT Libraries for the indicated subject heading. Some of the resulting titles may be historical issues that are stored remotely. Some electronic issues may have embargoes on their most recent content.

Google Scholar Search

This search is broad and may find resources that are not immediately available from UNT Libraries. You can configure this search to have the results tell you whether you have full-text access through the UNT Libraries: start here, click on the Library Links option, search for University of North Texas System and then check the box to select it.

If UNT Libraries doesn't have it, in most instances access to materials from collections in other institutions is available through Interlibrary Loan.

Google Scholar Search

Search Strategies

The search box in the left column connects to the Libraries' Find Articles discovery tool that lets you simultaneously search 92%+ of our electronic resources for articles in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences.

Keyword Search

A keyword search returns the highest number of results. The terms you search can appear in the fields for title, author, subject, main content or elsewhere within a record. These are sample keyword searches in Find Articles:

disaster recovery

disaster preparedness

emergency management

hazard mitigation

risk assessment

Refining Your Search

To narrow the results:

• Enclose words in quotation marks to ensure that the records retrieved include the two words as a phrase: "risk assessment" 

• Add more topic terms or phrases: .

• Add specific subject terms (see box below) and search again.

Suggested Subject Terms

• civil defense readiness
• crisis management
• disaster or disasters
• disaster relief
• disaster response
• emergencies
• emergency communication systems
• emergency management
• emergency management systems
• emergency measures
• emergency preparedness
• environmental disasters
• evacuation
• hazards
• humanitarian assistance
• incident command systems
• international relief
• mitigation
• natural disasters
• natural hazards
• planning
• preparedness
• public administration
• public safety
• public shelters
• Red Cross and Red Crescent
• rescue work
• resilience
• rest centers (disaster relief)
• risk assessment
• risk communication
• social welfare
• strategic management
• terrorism
• vulnerability

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