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Fire Science Resources - Dempster Library
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Library Resources Guide
FIRE SCIENCE RESOURCES - DEMPSTER LIBRARY

Compiled by Angela Camack, September 2014

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BOOKS

Go to the 'Library Catalog at the MCCC library website. Once you have searched for your topic and have a list of results, go to 'Subject' on the left side of the page and check the box to include 'Dempster Fire Center.' This will limit your search to books in the Dempster library. You can also go to 'Library' on the left side of the page to limit your search to books in the West Windsor or Kearney Campus libraries.

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E-BOOKS

Searching the library catalog will give you access to e-books on your subject. You can also select 'Ebsco E-Books or 'ebrary' to search our e-book collections. As an MCCC student or employee, you can access e-books from off-campus if you have access to the Internet.

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BORROWING BOOKS FROM OTHER LIBRARIES

If we don't have a book you need, select 'Interlibrary Loans from the library webpage for instructions on how to get books from the Mercer County library system or other libraries.

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DATABASES

These databases will help you get information for your course work. In addition to using them in the library, as an MCCC student or employee you can use them off-campus if you have access to the Internet.

Gale Virtual Reference
Encyclopedia Britannica
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Reference Online
Use these reference tools to find definition and background information.

Academic Search Premier
This database provides full-text articles from many periodicals on almost every area of college study. You can find full-text articles from the following fire science journals;
Fire Engineering - 1995- present
Journal of Fire Protection - 2007-present
Fire Technology - 2007-present
Journal of Fire Science - 2001-present

NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service
This database will give you information and statistics about arson and fire scene investigation.

ProQuest Central
This is another very good source of full-text articles on subjects you will study in college. You can find full-text articles from the following fire science journals;
Fire Chief - 1998-2013
Fire Engineering - 2005 - present (with a 1 year delay for access to current articles)
Fire Management Today - 1999-present
Fire Protection Engineering - 1006-2010
Fire Technology - 1999-present (with a 1 year delay for access to current articles)
Journal of Fire Sciences - 1985-1997
NFPA Journal - 1996-present
NFPA Update - 1999-2001

ProQuest Science Journals
This database provides full-text articles from many periodicals concerning the sciences. You can find full-text articles from the following journals;
Fire Engineering - 2005-present
Fire Technology - 1997-present (some gaps in coverage before 2001, and with a 1 year delay for current articles)
NFPA Journal - September/October 1996-present

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CODES AND STANDARDS ONLINE

NFPA Codes and Standards - www.nfpa.org

New Jersey Division of Fire Safety - www.state.nj.us/dea/divisions/dfs/index.shtml (see link to NJ codes and regulations)

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WEBSITES

1st Responder Newspaper - 1strespondernews.com

50 Fantastic Fire Science Resources - www.firescience.org/online-fire-science-resources

CDC (Center for Disease Control) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program - www.cdc.gov/niosh/fire/

EPA Emergency Response - www2.epa.gov/Emergency-Response

Fire Engineering - www.fireengineering.com

Fire.Gov - wwww.nist.gov/fire/index.cfm

Firedoc (National Institute of Standards and Technology) - www.nist.gov/el/firedoc.cfm

Fire Engineering Newsletter - www.fireengineering.com/newsletter.html

Fire Focus - the Newsletter of the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety - www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dfs/focus

Firehouse - www.firehouse.com

Firelaw Newsletter - ceas.uc.edu/aerospace/FireScience/fire-ems-safety.html

FireNews - firenews.com

Fire on the Web - www.fire.nist.gov

FireScience.Gov - www.firescience.gov

InterFIRE Fire Investigation - www.interfire.org

International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) - www.iafss.org

International Society of Fire Service Instructors - isfsi.org

Mercer County Firefighter's Association - www.mercercountyfa.org

NFIRS (National Fire Incident Reporting System) - www.usfa.fema.gov/fireservice/nfirs/index.shtm

National Fire Academy - www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa
(this site gives you access to publications and titles of books about fire science)

National Fire Protection Association - www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa
(Links to NFPA Codes and Standards and publications, such as e-newsletters and NFPA Journal)

New Jersey Division of Fire Safety - www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa (includes NJ codes and regulations)

New Jersey Fire Prevention and Protection Association - www.njsfppa.org

OSHA - www.osha.gov

United States Fire Administration - www.usfa.fema.gov
(a great source of statistics and reports on fire service topics. Reports are free for downloading or for ordering).

United States Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management - www.fs.fed.us/fire
(Search here for fire statistics, information on fire prevention and community education, fire operations and tactics and arson. The 'Library' is a great link to information.)

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