Here are some useful resources for finding information on fire. It is by no means an exhaustive list. Please feel free to share your favourites. We don’t endorse one site or service over another.
Search engines, databases, and research repositories
- NZFS library catalogue (NZFS members only)
- NZFS Commission Contestable Research
- Fire Information Hub Google Search
- US Fire Administration Library
- NZ Research
- University of Canterbury Research Repository
- AFAC Knowledge Web (members of AFAC organisations only)
- Bushfire CRC (legacy website – includes research to 2014)
- Bushfire and natural hazards CRC
- EPIC consortia libraries – over 150 NZ libraries belong to EPIC, and your library may be one of them
- NZFS Heads-up Learning Documents
- NIST (USA) “better fire fighting through research”
- Pubmed (for medical, psychological and physiological fire related research and case studies)
- Australian Emergency Management Institute Library
- FPA Australia Technical Documents
- NFPA Today
- Edinburgh Fire Research Blog, BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, University of Edinburgh
- Fire Engineering . Com
- Fire Protection Research Foundation
Search tips and guides
Many university and polytechnic libraries have written database search guides. Here are a few examples. Feel free to suggest additions to this list.
Evaluating information – how can you tell if it’s good information?
Many university and polytechnic libraries have written guides on evaluating information. Here are a few of them. Feel free to suggest addtions to this list.