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Disasters and Public Health Research Guide

Books, journals, database and online resources on disasters in relation to public health.

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Suggested Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) to use as search terms for this topic include:

natural disasters
natural disasters--economic aspects
disaster relief
emergency management
climactic changes
climatic changes--social aspects
flood damage
natural disasters--psychological aspects
natural disasters--social aspects
disasters--psychological aspects
disasters--social aspects

You may also wish to use subject headings for specific natural disasters:

Environment and Public Health [N06]               
Environment [N06.230]

Disasters [N06.230.100]           
Disaster Planning [N06.230.100.035]       
Emergencies [N06.230.100.083]       
Mass Casualty Incidents [N06.230.100.160]       
Relief Work [N06.230.100.300]       
Rescue Work [N06.230.100.350]

Biological Phenomena [G16]               
Ecological and Environmental Phenomena [G16.500]               
Environment [G16.500.275]
Climate [G16.500.275.071]           
Greenhouse Effect [G16.500.275.071.387]
Public Health [N06.850]
Disease Outbreaks [N06.850.290]
Sanitation [N06.850.860]

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Report: Dec. 2010

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