Electronic Card Catalogs May Be the Best Place to Start Fire Search. Part 1. Where Is the Fire Information?
Electronic Card Catalogs May Be the Best Place to Start
Fire Search. Part 1. Where Is the Fire Information?
Jason, N. H.
Fire Findings, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1-3, Fall 1999.
databases; fire research; fire protection engineering;
fire departments; search engines; libraries
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.