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This guide is designed to help Executive Fire Officer (EFO) and Managing Officer students find the resources they need to research and write their applied research and capstone projects.
We’ll provide a brief, immediate response to ready-reference questions.
Or, for more in-depth research needs we'll prepare a customized bibliography for you spanning a wide variety of media formats. We prepare most of these to send out via email. They’ll include items available online as well as citations to others that we may be able to help you obtain via interlibrary Loan if you are not on the National Emergency Training Center campus.
Check out our list of frequently requested research topics.
The Library offers a rotating schedule of research classes on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons while EFO and Managing Officer students are on campus.
You might think that settling on a topic is the beginning of your research, while typing up your reference list is the end — but research seldom works like that. You may start out with one idea but end up in an entirely different place with an entirely different topic.
your research topic
for topic information
scholarly vs. trade sources
See these online guides and tips to learn how to best organize your writing, structure a paragraph, include evidence from your research into your writing, and much more.