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Recommended FCC Databases for Public Safety Research
Ebook Academic Collection (EBSCO)
180,000+ ebooks covering a broad range of academic subjects, and includes titles from leading university presses and academic publishers.
National Newspapers (ProQuest)
Full-text articles from The Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun newspapers starting in 1970 to the present.
The world's largest statistical portal focused on businesses, industries, and media. Also includes infographics and charts.
Emergency Management Publications
Crisis Response Journal
Crisis Response Journal, along with its associated products, is a global information resource that covers all aspects of human-induced natural disasters, spanning response, disaster risk reduction, resilience, business continuity and security.
Disaster Recovery Journal
Provides in-depth information and strategies for business continuity planning.
Disaster Resource Guide
An electronic newsletter focusing on business continuity for crisis and emergency management situations.
Domestic Preparedness (DOMPREP) Journal
DomesticPreparedness.com, the DPJ Weekly Brief, and the DomPrep Journal are e-publications aimed at the preparedness and response community.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
FGDC is an organized structure of Federal geospatial professionals and constituents that provide executive, managerial, and advisory direction and oversight for geospatial decisions and initiatives across the Federal government.
Geospatial Revolution Project
An integrated public service media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.
The GIS Inventory allows you to quickly search for GIS data to meet your business requirements. It also helps government agencies to effectively coordinate and build Spatial Data Infrastructures.
Training & Professional Development
Center for Domestic Preparedness
Train at the nation's premier all-hazards training center! FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama, is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training center.
Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
EMI serves as the national focal point for the development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance the capabilities of State, local, and Tribal government officials; volunteer organizations; FEMA’s disaster workforce; other Federal agencies; and the public and private sectors to minimize the impact of disasters and emergencies on the American public.
National Training and Education Division (NTED)
NTED serves the nation's first responder community, offering more than 150 courses to help build critical skills that responders need to function effectively in mass consequence events. NTED primarily serves state, local, and tribal entities in 10 professional disciplines, but has expanded to serve private sector and citizens in recognition of their significant role in domestic preparedness.
Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector.
Homeland Security Digital Library
The nation’s premier collection of documents related to homeland security policy, strategy, and organizational management.
National Security Archive
Investigative journalism center, research institute on international affairs, library and archive of declassified U.S. documents, leading non-profit user of the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, public interest law firm defending and expanding public access to government information, global advocate of open government, and indexer and publisher of former secrets.
Homeland Security Publications
Homeland Security Affairs
Peer-reviewed online journal of the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS). Subscription is free.
Homeland Security Today
Includes news and analysis on homeland security affairs. Available in a monthly print publication or by email (sign up for free). Topics such as border security and cybersecurity included.
The Journal of Security, Intelligence, and Resilience Education
An open access (free) peer-reviewed online journal that covers the subjects of homeland security, emergency management, and intelligence education
Strategic Studies Quarterly
Journal of the United States Air Force, published by the Air Force Research Institute. Various articles on strategic analysis especially as it relates to defense but there are other interesting articles, e.g., media and youth culture as recruitment tools for terrorist groups. Free subscription.
Core Legislation and Government Documents
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
CFR annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. In the 2017 CFR, see Title 6: Domestic Security.
The U.S. Constitution governs the way our society is structured, as well as outlining the general principles for which the United States will operate. State constitutions and local laws may be more restrictive than the U.S. Constitution, but may not be contradictory; i.e., they cannot permit at the state or local level something that is not permissible at the federal level.
USA PATRIOT Act
Congress enacted the Patriot Act by overwhelming, bipartisan margins, arming law enforcement with new tools to detect and prevent terrorism: The USA Patriot Act was passed nearly unanimously by the Senate 98-1, and 357-66 in the House, with the support of members from across the political spectrum.
International Association of Emergency Managers
IAEM is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting the principles of emergency management and representing professionals in fields related to emergencies and disasters.
National Emergency Management Association
NEMA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association dedicated to enhancing public safety by improving the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to our nation's security.
Risk Management Society (RIMS)
As the preeminent organization dedicated to educating, engaging and advocating for the global risk community, RIMS, the risk management society™, is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 corporate, industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world
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