Aside from our books and related publications, there are many documents that may be of interest to our readers. Those of you who are educators might suggest these free items to students, to supplement the books you assign.
Here are some initial entries regarding high quality publications available for download at no cost:
- National Academy Press – now offers all of its books as a free pdf. Go to the NAS bookstore to browse their latest titles. Two useful search terms are “earthquakes” and “disasters”
- Rand Corporation. Provides links to free reports and other documents.
- Gender and Disaster Sourcebook – website with lots of resources. Prepared by Dr. Elaine Enarson, with support from the Public Entity Risk Institute.
- Major reports, from the U.N., think tanks, and government agencies – for example:
Mitchel, James K. The Long Road to Recovery: Community Responses to Industrial Disaster. United Nations University Press, 1996.
BOOK REVIEWS: If you are searching for new books to use as text books for a class, for example, take a look at the book reviews available in the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. JHSEM has had an open access policy, but the new format is not easy to navigate.
We would like to publish some book reviewers. Let us know if you would like to be a reviewer. (Reviewers will get a free copy of a review book and get a byline.)
PROFESSIONAL JOURNALS (Free or Open Access):
QUALITY BOOKS AT MODERATE PRICES:
- United Nations University Press: link to their catalog.
- The World Bank: link to their list of publications and other resources
CERTIFICATE DEGREE (nearly free)
Here is a really good deal from the EIIP ( Emforum.com) and Jacksonville State University in Alabama – an online certificate degree at very low cost. It’s brand new, having just started this months. For more details go to this EMforum site.
- Higher Education in Emergency Management (FEMA/DHS) - free instructors guides, list of university programs, course materials, and other resources
USEFUL BLOGS and FACEBOOK GROUPS:
- Disaster-Zone blog
- Homeland Security Watch blog
- iDisaster blog – features social medis applications to emergency management
- Disaster Recovery Resources – website
- Recovery Diva – blog
- Facebook groups: “Higher Education in Emergency Management” and “Emergency Management Magazine
- Disaster Resource Guide – comprehensive collection of products and services for use after a disaster.
- Crisis, Disaster, and Risk Resources - prepared by librarian at GWU. [Initial list was done by the Diva.]