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This guide will help you find information on this topic, some of which are listed below.


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Other information resources and research tools can be found in the right column.

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Government Publications Databases

Use these databases, plus the Library Catalogs listed above, to find citations to government publications about disasters, planning, and agencies. Some items will be available online, and a link to the item may be provided. For other print copies, ask at the Library Reference Desk for assistance in finding these items.


Disaster Plans and Information

Viruses and Epidemics

The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919:  A Digital Encyclopedia.

The Cambridge Historical Dictionary of Disease.   Reference  RC 41 .C 365 2003

Emerging Infectious Diseases Sourcebook.   General  RA 643 .E 64

Encyclopedia of AIDS

Encyclopedia of the Black Death.

Human Diseases and Conditions.

Infectious Diseases:  A Geographic Guide.

Infectious Diseases in Context.

Respiratory Disorders Sourcebook.  General  RC 731 .R 468

Taxonomic Guide to Infectious Diseases : Understanding the Biologic Classes of Pathogenic Organisms.  General  RA 643 .B 47 2012

World Epidemics:  A Cultural Chronology of Disease from Prehistory to the Era of Zika

COD Library databases for finding Statistics

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Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
The main site for law enforcement statistics in the country.

Disaster Information Management Research Center                                                                                                                                                                                       From the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Useful site for crime statistics and information about the FBI

Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA)
This has a lot of statistics and publications related to Illinois government activities in Law Enforcement.

Illinois State Police Home Page (ISP)
Contains information specific to criminal justice in Illinois as well as links to other criminal justice sites on the Internet.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
An excellent resource for information on criminal justice information throughout the world. Subject areas include corrections, courts, crime prevention, drugs and crime, juvenile justice, international, law enforcement, victims, statistics. This site also links to thousands of free full-text online documents.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)

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