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Electronic Card Catalogs May Be the Best Place to Start Fire Search. Part 1. Where Is the Fire Information?


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Jason, N. H.

Fire Findings, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1-3, Fall 1999.

Keywords:

databases; fire research; fire protection engineering; fire departments; search engines; libraries

Abstract:

Information is needed on a fire problem. The difficult part is how to start looking for some answers! The most common way is to ask a collague. If they don't have an answer, these days you might search the World Wide Web or post the question on a listserve. A more direct approach is to use a subject-oriented database and in our case that would be a bibliographic fire database. This paper will examine ways to use a bibliographic database and search engines, as well as the differences between the two methods of locating information.