To clarify unfamiliar concepts and areas of research and alternative terminology.
Newspaper articles can be a good source of information on recent events such as natural disasters, their impact on the local populations, public reactions and perceptions, announcements for recovery projects and investigations. BUT beware of placing to much emphasis on newspaper information.
Books on similar subjects are shelved at the same numbers at the Matheson and Hargrave-Andrew libraries at Clayton.
363.34 Natural disasters
Explore the resources this guide and elsewhere on the library website.
Use the readings you already have and their bibliographies, to provide clues for the sorts of further materials you should look at.
For example :
You can also add a second phrase make your search more specific. (Try enclosing phrases in "quotation marks").
Explore different ways of referring to the same type of events eg. bushfires, wildfires, forest fires.
Use ? to truncate, eg. flood? will find flood, floods, flooding, flooded.
Use the links on the left to narrow your search to specific types of items eg. books or journal articles or even DVDs
If you get stuck try
Most governments will host an official disaster website in the event of natural disasters. Google is possibly the easiest way to locate these quickly.
Databases are used to search the contents of journals, books, reports and conference proceedings. The databases link easily to full text articles in journals with a Monash Library subscription. NOTE: the library does not necessaily have a subscription to every journal reference you may find.
Some useful databases for this unit:
Journals contain more up-to-date and subject specific information than books. Some of the following Journals are available online as well as in paper. Journals listed in your unit guide are included in the list below.
The following journals are available online and may also be available in paper (hardcopy). If the articles you need are not available online, you may want to check whether there is hardcopy available. Click on the Get it tab in Search to check availability and location.
Use this Search to find journals not listed
Select Advanced Search. Follow the example below, selecting the search options as shown.