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National Emergency Training Center Library Databases

EBSCO databases

The following EBSCO databases provide access to full text articles as well as a wide range of e-books in such disciplines as life science, education, and computers and technology.

The EBSCO databases require a subscription to access them. Email the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) Library at FEMA-NETCLibrary@fema.dhs.gov to set up an account.

Business Source Premier

Full text and citations from thousands of scholarly and professional publications, academic journals and trade magazines covering a variety of business and management topics, such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing and operations management. Regional Business News, a database of regional U.S. and Canadian business publications, is also included.

Environment Complete

Full text for almost 700 journals covering a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

Nonprofit Organization Reference Center

Full text database designed to support the ongoing functional and information needs of the nonprofit sector, including grant writing, fundraising, volunteering, charitable and philanthropic issues, and social entrepreneurship.

E-book collection

The e-book collection features books selected for the NETC Library on the topics of leadership, emergency management, and fire and emergency medical services. It also includes public domain books, such as literary classics. Read e-books online or download them for up to 21 days. Refer to the EBSCO tutorial for help downloading e-books.

Search all EBSCO databases above


Census Data

Data from the Census of Population and Housing, the Economic Census, and the American Community Survey. Population topics include aging, disability, education, gender, employment, origins and languages, poverty, race and ethnicity, relationships, transportation, and veterans. Housing information includes physical and financial characteristics. The Economic Census includes statistics on business and industry, foreign trade and government.

Disaster Lit

Database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available on the internet. Documents include expert guidelines, research reports, conference proceedings, training classes, fact sheets, websites, databases and similar materials for a professional audience.

Homeland Security Digital Library

Document collection concerning homeland security policy, strategy and organizational management. The collection is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Preparedness Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

United Nations Demographic Yearbook

Provides worldwide statistics on population dating back to 1948.

Emergency management

CASE Teaching and Learning SIG Disaster and Emergency Management Articles

A database of case studies going back to 2017 related to disaster and emergency management. The project was designed to create a snapshot of scholarly articles that might be suitable for teaching cases in disaster and emergency management curricula. Many of these articles concern overseas cases. The NETC Library also has copies of some articles that are available to borrow via interlibrary loan.

EM-DAT International Disaster Database

Noncommercial users can sign up for an account to access data on more than 22,000 mass disasters from 1900 to the present day. The database is compiled from various sources, including UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, insurance companies, research institutes and press agencies.

Fire and emergency medical services

Fire Calorimetry Database

Contains results of experiments conducted at the National Fire Research Laboratory. The specimens contained in this database include single burning items, fully furnished rooms, controlled burns, well-characterized fuels and real composite fuels of unknown composition. Users can browse all the experiments or search the database.

Fire ReSearch Engine

A consolidated search engine for fire science articles and reports from diverse sources in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Sponsored by the International Association for Fire Safety Science, its scope includes journal articles as well as the publications of national and international associations concerned with fire and fire safety.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Fire Codes

Access the most up-to-date NFPA standards and handbooks during your stay at the NETC when using a NETC computer or the NETC wireless network.