Welcome!! This page offers your resources useful for your SOCI 1251: Sociology of Disaster research projects. If you have questions or need help with your assignment, feel free to contact me anytime!
When starting your research you should gather some background information about your topic. Doing that will help you to:
Academic books and journals and newspapers and magazines' articles are essential to this process. In this page I showcase some useful resources to get you started in this process.
When searching books, academic articles or newspapers' articles, you can do broad searches about disasters such as "big AND disaster", "mega AND Disaster"; "major AND catastrophe"; "terrorist attacks" or you can narrow down your searches by using specific keywords for particular type of disasters, e.g. earthquakes; hurricanes; tsunamis; "land slides"; "nuclear meltdown", etc... Below are some suggestions of books and major databases to get you started for your research project.
Finding academic's articles: This databases are a good starting point to find academic/scholarly/peer-reviewed articles.
Finding newspapers' articles: Check this databases for the most current reporting of disasters and eye witnesses accounts.
Below are some books that make help you in your research!
SHELDUS (Spatial Hazard Events & Losses Database for the United States) is an excellent resource to learn more about specific hazard events or disasters in the United States. It is free to use but you need to register to use it. This database includes the following information:
Government (both local and nationwide) prepare disaster plans to be used in case of a catastrophe. See below for some resources on this topic:
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