Emergency Preparedness

Subject Librarian
email Abby Adams

emailaadams5@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3567
location_onUniversity Library: LI-104

Key Databases

Environment Complete

Environment Complete contains full text for 750 journals and more than 130 monographs, as well as indexing for many other titles. Subject areas covered include agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

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Coverage:
1940+
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
PolicyMap

PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) and mapping product. Data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates. A complete list of GIS data available can be found in their data directory.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
GreenFILE

A bibliographic database containing nearly 300,000 records covering information about enviromental concerns. Contains backfiles to volume one, issue one for Bioscience, Journal of Environmental Planning & Management, Journal of Ecology, and Conservation Biology. Also contains bibliographic information for key nonscholarly titles.

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Coverage:
1972+
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Salem Science

A database that contains the complete content of printed science reference sets from Salem Press owned by the University Libraries. Currently includes: Careers in Chemistry, Encyclopedia of Energy, and Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Annually
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Hazardous Substances Data Bank

Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) is part of the National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network. It contains toxicology data and information on potentially hazardous chemicals. The data is peer reviewed and is derived from books, government documents, technical reports and journal articles. HSDB includes over 4,500 individual substance records. Each record contains human health effects, emergency medical treatment, animal toxicity studies, metabolism/pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, environmental fate/exposure, chemical/physical properties, chemical safety and handling, occupational exposure standards, manufacturing/use information, laboratory methods, special references, and synonyms and identifiers. HSDB may be searched by chemical name or name fragment, CAS registry number, or subject terms.

Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Unknown
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Homeland Security Digital Library

The Homeland Security Digital Library is composed of homeland security related documents collected from a wide variety of sources. These include federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies. Resources are carefully selected and evaluated by a team of librarians and subject-matter specialists.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users. Restricted collection not included in access.
International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center

Essential for security analysts and researchers, this database provides full-text articles, news feeds, reports, books and summaries covering regional conflict, terrorism, domestic security and risk management options. Nearly 3,000 full-text resources.

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
JSTOR Security Studies

Image backfiles of journals in humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Includes the following collections: Arts & Sciences I through X, Arts & Sciences XII; Life Sciences, Iberoamerica and JSTOR Asia collection.The JSTOR Security Studies collection gathers academic and policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues from a global perspective.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users