It is difficult to recommended one database for finding resources in Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership where many topics are cross-disciplinary.
|Whether you start with the "ALL" search, a specific database, or Google Scholar, the best research strategy is to use the iterative research process, where you perform multiple searches, refining your research criteria based on what you find. Each iteration will take you closer to your desired goal.|
Consider installing and using Zotero, software that you can use to organize your citations and help with writing and citing.
Before using any information source in your paper, whether it is a book, article, or something from a webpage, you need to carefully evaluate the information to make sure it is both reliable and appropriate. Use this list of questions to help you evaluate information. Depending on your information need, different criteria will be more or less important.
Additional information at - Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask Steps and Guidelines for effectively evaluating websites. (UC-Berkeley).
It is not always easy to figure out if online sources are credible. Below are four short videos showing some tools you could use to help you determine if a source is credible.
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Consult these resources to help you write your literature review.
Short 3-minute video explaining how to synthesizing literature when writing a literature review
The Wheaton College writing center has resources to help you with writing and formatting your paper.
Video: Literature Reviews: A Guide for Graduate Students created by the North Carolina State Libraries.
Zotero is a reference manager that can not only hell you organize your research resource but it can also help you with formatting in-text citations and your bibliography.
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Search over 20,000 scholarly/peer-reviewed articles and 5,000 proceedings from academic, non-government organizations, and governmental conferences and workshops covering all-hazards topics.
Health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
A database of links to free disaster medicine and public health documents.
Information on the human impact of disasters, disaster-related economic damage estimates and disaster-specific international aid contributions from the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)
The Natural Hazards Center Library provides citations to hazards resources that focus on how society copes with natural hazards and catastrophic events.
A specialized digital service of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) with Information Management tools, services, and a place for information exchange between operational responders during a sudden emergency. This site also provides access to country specific emergency sites.
Free download of all their books. Click on Resources at the top of the page.
An online catalog and periodical index of articles in scholarly and trade journals serving the emergency management, fire, EMS, and homeland security communities.
PTSDpubs (Literature On Traumatic Stress)
The PTSDpubs Database (formerly PILOTS) is an extensive PTSD resource produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs although it is not limited to literature on PTSD among Veterans.
The leading humanitarian information source on global crises and disasters, provided by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Behavioral health resources that help responders prepare, respond, and recover from disasters.
A collection of reports providing guidelines and targeted resources for all stakeholders in a disaster response and recommended improvements including post-disaster public engagement practices.
Datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. You will find descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata) and information about how to access and use the dataset
Quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance
Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries
A collection of statistical databases sponsored by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction.
A collection of development indicators, compiled from official international sources. Data is current and includes national, regional and global estimates.
You can also search the internet using Google and limit to only organizational or government sites by adding "site:.org" or "site:.gov" with your search terms.