Databases and Indexes

Disaster Lit – A database maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services with links to free digital documents on the topics of disaster and public health.

HazLit – The database for the University of Colorado’s Natural Hazards Center library. Searches return a combination of print and digital materials; not all are freely available and some searches return abstract information only.

Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) – A network of government agencies sharing teachable moments and new ideas for disaster resilience and homeland security. It is currently under maintenance (December 2014). A relaunch date has not been announced.

Partners in Information Access – A central repository of information for public health workers, created and shared by the United States federal government, public health agencies, and health science libraries.

PubMed Central – Free and full-text journal articles from the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).

ReliefWeb – Vetted and mapped information on emerging disasters with a global emphasis.

Toxline – A database from the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Their description: “a bibliographic database with an assortment of citations from specialized journals and other sources. It provides references covering the biochemical, pharmacological, physiological, and toxicological effects of drugs and other chemicals. Most of TOXLINE’s bibliographic citations contain abstracts and/or indexing terms and Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry Numbers… references date from the 1840s to the present. New ones are added weekly.”

HDIAC– The Homeland Defense and Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) is sponsored by the Department of Defense and works to solve scientific and technological problems of the government. The eight focus areas of the center include alternative energy, biometrics, CBRN defense, critical infrastructure protection, cultural studies, homeland defense and security, medicine, and weapons of mass destruction. Additional resources provided include a quarterly publication on new innovations within focus areas, a vast network of experts in each focus area, and participation in conferences and forums to connect with outside science and technology groups.

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