Natural Hazards Center

Annotated Bibliographies

The Gender and Disaster Sourcebook
The Gender and Disaster Sourcebook is a searchable electronic database developed and maintained by the Gender and Disaster Network. The database contains publications relevant to gender equality and disaster risk reduction, planning and practice tools, cross-cutting issues, education, and much more. (2006)

Disasters by Design: A Reassessment of Natural Hazards in the United States – A Bibliography
A collection of citations to the academic literature supporting the summary volume of the Second National Assessment of Research on Natural Hazards. (1999)

Public Hazards Communication Bibliography
Contains more than 350 annotated references to published documents that address the communication of hazards-related information to the public. Each reference is followed by a brief summary describing the main findings from the report, article, chapter, or book. Documents that address disaster preparedness and response are included, with a focus on hazards warnings and disaster evacuations. Studies include reference to both natural and technological hazards. (2006)

A Bibliography on Evacuation from Building Fires: Education, Behavior, and Simulation Techniques
This bibliography contains over 200 references to published documents that address the following topics related to building fires: 1) occupant training and education; 2) behavioral modeling of occupant evacuation from building fires; 3) occupant behavioral response to information, warnings, and cues in building fires; and 4) computer models used to simulate occupant evacuation from building fires. (2006)

Selected Resources on Gender and Disaster, Gender and Disaster Network
Lists citations to disaster materials with a gender focus. It includes books, proceedings, initiatives, networks, and audiovisual and foreign language materials.

Pandemic and Public Health Preparedness and Response Bibliography
A collection of citations focusing on pandemics, such as influenza, West Nile, and SARS, and public health initiatives. Reports, books, manuals, assessments, and an individual video briefing are compiled this bibliography.

Interoperability as a Function of Disaster Response Bibliography
Containing 20 citations, this bibliography presents media briefings, Congressional acts, government reports, manuals, and academic literature addressing interoperability and its function in effective disaster response.