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1 Fire Research 101 University of Waterloo Fire Risk Analysis May 2, 2011 Martha Murphy Office of the Fire Marshal

2 Agenda Fire & Building Associations/Organizations Office of the Fire Marshal University of Waterloo RefWorks Google Scholar & Citations Google RSS Reader & Alerts Fire Risk Analysis Course Wiki

3 Theres Research Papers on Fire/Building Sites… Really!?? Engineering Laboratory (NIST) National Research Council (NRC) National Fire Protection Assoc. (NFPA) Federal Emergency Management Assoc (FEMA) Journal articles Research reports Conference proceedings Fire testing videos Podcasts

4 National Research Council (NRC)

5 NRC Collection One of the largest collections of engineering, physical & life sciences, technology, health sciences in North America 50,000+ journal titles 800,000+ conference, technical papers 2 million technical reports All languages/countries where sci/tech is published Journals indexed in major scientific databases

6 National Research Council National Science Library (CISTI) NRC Publications

7 National Research Council Discover Database Use Discover for Journal Articles… can order thru CISTI. Register with CISTI (free) then order article (Fee per article).

8 National Research Council Discover Database Create an alert to monitor journal, share the article with colleagues

9 National Research Council CISTI Catalogue Catalogue is used to search collection at CISTI – books, technical docs etc

10 Can search by Division ie. Research in Construction National Research Council CISTI Catalogue

11 National Research Council NRC Publications (full-text) NRC publications are available full-text, can search by subject, author, keyword and set up alerts

12 National Research Council NRC Publications (full-text) Search for subject: Fire Risk Analysis

13 Engineering Laboratory, National Institute Standards & Technology (NIST)

14 Collection of resources from the Engineering Laboratory's Fire Research Division at NIST. Web pages provide links to fire related software, experimental fire data and mpeg/quick time movies of fire tests that can be downloaded and/or viewed with a Web browser Fire on the Web Engineering Laboratory

15 Collection of links to fire data Links to fire simulation videos Results of Fire experiments at Engineering Lab Software Models: Fire Dynamics Simulator, Fire Modeling etc.

16 Research Information Services Engineering Laboratory Engineering Laboratory FireDoc Laboratory Software Fire on the Web

17 FireDoc Building Fire Research Lab FireDoc is a collection of 80,000 building & fire documents from many sources Bibliographic ONLY, no full text Journal articles, conference proceedings, technical documents

18 Engineering Laboratory Software – Fire Simulation and Research Fire research related software developed by NIST 19 Fire analysis software programs 15 Building analysis software programs Full descriptions and terms of use provided Choose Fire Simulation

19 Newsletters Engineering Laboratory Fire.Gov newsletter and website for the fire service - training, firefighting gear, fire investigation EL Newsletter– news on NISTactivities

20 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

21 NFPA Homepage Worlds leading advocate of fire prevention and an authoritative source of public safety Codes & Standards -Over 300 Research – fire investigation, technical reports Quick Links – Fire Service – Blogs, Podcasts, Reports

22 NFPA - Research Fire Statistics Fire Reports Fire Investigations Library Fire Protection Foundation Members have access to all full-text docs, non-members abstract only

23 NFPA Research – Fire Reports

24 NFPA Fire Investigation Reports

25 NFPA Fire Codes Search codes – basic info provided National Codes Subscription Service – full access to 300+ codes online ($$$) Online subscribers have access to new codes in development New** Historic Codes can now be purchased in.pdf

26 U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency

27 US Fire Administration Provides leadership to fire & emergency stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response Over 400 publications Topical Fire Research Series Fire Statistics

28 USFA – Learning Resource Centre US Fire Administration documents available Current awareness news for fire & emergency in US

29 National Institute for Occupational Health & Safety (NIOSH)

30 Firefighter Fatality & Investigation reports (fulltext online) Emergency Response resources – PPE, Terrorism, Diaster, Storm/Flood Chemical Hazards

31 Justice Institute of B.C. Library (JIBC) Post-Secondary Education for first responders, public safety and justice Access Library catalogue and databases (use unrestricted ones) Fire Articles Database - 64,000 articles on fire & emergency Can borrow from their collection :arrange Inter- Library Loan thru University of Waterloo Library

32 Additional Research Insititutions British Fire Research Station Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology University of Greenwich Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG) SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden n/Sidor/default.aspx National Firefighter Near – Miss Reporting System VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Carleton University Oklahoma State University WPI Fire Protection Engineering epts/Fire/index.html Lund University - Sweden

33 University of Waterloo Libraries Library Catalogue TRELLIS (use Davis Library) Books, Reference, Guides, Reports E-Journals (full-text) Databases (full-text) Bibliographic Citation Tool RefWorks Government Information Statistics Newspapers Ask a Librarian (Chat online..Brilliant!)

34 University of Waterloo: Libraries Databases for Mechanical Engineering similar for Civil/Chemical databases Online access to full text journal articles, conference papers, technical reports Login with UW student card Doug Morton, Librarian for Engineering resources ; x32648

35 Compendex Database Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering research available, covering all engineering disciplines. It includes millions of bibliographic citations and abstracts from thousands of engineering journals and conference proceedings. When combined with the Engineering Index Backfile ( ), Compendex covers well over 120 years of core engineering literature.

36 Compendex Database

37 Compendex – Search Results

38 Scopus Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Quick, easy and comprehensive, Scopus provides superior support of the literature research process.

39 Scopus

40 Scopus – Results

41 Citation Analysis

42 Web of Science Collection of indexes to the literature of the arts & humanities, the social sciences, as well as the sciences. The Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI) fully covers over 5,700 journals in the medical, physical and natural sciences, and engineering (approximately 2000 more titles than the print or CD-ROM version) and is updated with 16,000 new records every week. The entire database extends back to Journal listJournal list

43 Web of Science – Author Search Can limit by Author, Publication or topic Also Limit by year, by Index – choose Science Citation or Conference Proceedings

44 Web of Science

45 Waterloo e-Journals Choose journal by title Links take you to publisher site Read full-text article online, create a pdf Create alerts – journal title or by subject area

46 E-Journals Fire Technology

47 e-Journal Fire Technology Read online, search within journal, bookmark article, set up alerts!

48 RefWorks Citation Builder Online collaboration tool to build your bibliography or citation list Create an account in RefWorks – UW Library site

49 RefWorks – Input Manually

50 RefWorks – Upload Directly Add content directly from UW TRELLIS catalogue Add content directly from e-Journals or Databases ie. Compendex database

51 Waterloo – Subject Expert!

52 Google Scholar Search for Free Scholarly research Articles, books, theses, reports Scientific publishers Use Citation analysis feature

53 Google Scholar Preferences Add a library and Google Scholar will include in its search!

54 Google Scholar Search by keyword, phrase, author Limit by publication or by years

55 Google Scholar Results Limit to Engineering Citations/Summaries Click Cited by for more articles

56 Office of the Fire Marshal Fire Code via eLaws Technical Guidelines OFM eBulletin Fire Statistics Fire Safety Publications Library Resources

57 Fire Statistics - Ontario The Office of the Fire Marshal has an historical database which contains reports filed by fire departments on every fire call Municipal fire departments report to the OFM on every call they attend (fires and non fires). This data is in a database that goes back to This data can be viewed in many ways - by province, by municipality, over time, at specific types of occupancies, ignition sources, and even by injuries or fatalities. Summaries can be provided on Ontario loss fires, fires with a reported injury, fatality or dollar loss, for the fire year period from 2004 to 2009 The OFM has done several multi year studies on why, when and where of Ontario fires

58 Fire News – Media Monitoring

59 FireChat – Social Media Sites

60 Toronto Fire

61 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

62 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

63 Google Reader

64 Setting up an RSS feed Check the website you would like to monitor/subscribe to see if they have RSS. In general, this is the way to subscribe: Locate and click the RSS icon that is typically under the banner on the main page Click on Subscribe button Click the hyper-text link to view the URL Copy the URL provided Paste it into your chosen RSS Feed Reader Click ADD

65 NFPA RSS & Podcast Feeds

66 Google Reader

67 Add a subscription

68 Subscribe via RSS

69 Managing your RSS feeds You can click and drag your Subscriptions to place them in the order you prefer. You can group them in Folders o Use the pull down arrow at the top of Subscriptions to create folders o or add feeds to a folder

70 Managing your RSS Feeds

71 Searching Googles RSS feeder

72 Advantages of an RSS Internet Reader One of the best advantages is that you can access your reader from any computer that has internet access. Information is pushed to you, you dont have to go to numerous websites. You can organize your information that best suits your needs.

73 Cloud Computing

74 Course Wiki

75 Resource Links Fire Risk Analysis Wiki Links to sites discussed in presentation PowerPoint Presentation available on Wiki Martha Murphy, OFM Librarian UW Library Contact Doug Morton, Librarian for Engineering ; x32648

76 Thank you Questions? Answers?

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