Fire Research 101 University of Waterloo Fire Risk Analysis April 20, 2010 Martha Murphy BES, MLIS Office of the Fire Marshal.
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Fire Research 101 University of Waterloo Fire Risk Analysis May 2, 2011 Martha Murphy Office of the Fire Marshal
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
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
National Research Council (NRC)
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
National Research Council National Science Library (CISTI) NRC Publications
National Research Council Discover Database Use Discover for Journal Articles… can order thru CISTI. Register with CISTI (free) then order article (Fee per article).
National Research Council Discover Database Create an alert to monitor journal, share the article with colleagues
National Research Council CISTI Catalogue Catalogue is used to search collection at CISTI – books, technical docs etc
Can search by Division ie. Research in Construction National Research Council CISTI Catalogue
National Research Council NRC Publications (full-text) NRC publications are available full-text, can search by subject, author, keyword and set up alerts
National Research Council NRC Publications (full-text) Search for subject: Fire Risk Analysis
Engineering Laboratory, National Institute Standards & Technology (NIST)
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
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.
Research Information Services Engineering Laboratory Engineering Laboratory FireDoc Laboratory Software Fire on the Web
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
Newsletters Engineering Laboratory Fire.Gov newsletter and website for the fire service - training, firefighting gear, fire investigation EL Newsletter– news on NISTactivities
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
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
NFPA - Research Fire Statistics Fire Reports Fire Investigations Library Fire Protection Foundation Members have access to all full-text docs, non-members abstract only
NFPA Research – Fire Reports
NFPA Fire Investigation Reports
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
U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency
US Fire Administration Provides leadership to fire & emergency stakeholders in prevention, preparedness and response Over 400 publications Topical Fire Research Series Fire Statistics
USFA – Learning Resource Centre US Fire Administration documents available Current awareness news for fire & emergency in US
National Institute for Occupational Health & Safety (NIOSH)
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
Additional Research Insititutions British Fire Research Station Danish Institute of Fire and Security Technology University of Greenwich Fire Safety Engineering Group (FSEG)http://fseg.gre.ac.uk/ 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
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!)
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
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.
Compendex – Search Results
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.
Scopus – Results
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
Web of Science – Author Search Can limit by Author, Publication or topic Also Limit by year, by Index – choose Science Citation or Conference Proceedings
Web of Science
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
E-Journals Fire Technology
e-Journal Fire Technology Read online, search within journal, bookmark article, set up alerts!
RefWorks Citation Builder Online collaboration tool to build your bibliography or citation list Create an account in RefWorks – UW Library site
RefWorks – Input Manually
RefWorks – Upload Directly Add content directly from UW TRELLIS catalogue Add content directly from e-Journals or Databases ie. Compendex database
Waterloo – Subject Expert!
Google Scholar Search for Free Scholarly research Articles, books, theses, reports Scientific publishers Use Citation analysis feature
Google Scholar Preferences Add a library and Google Scholar will include in its search!
Google Scholar Search by keyword, phrase, author Limit by publication or by years
Google Scholar Results Limit to Engineering Citations/Summaries Click Cited by for more articles
Office of the Fire Marshal Fire Code via eLaws Technical Guidelines OFM eBulletin Fire Statistics Fire Safety Publications Library Resources
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
Fire News – Media Monitoring
FireChat – Social Media Sites
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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
NFPA RSS & Podcast Feeds
Add a subscription
Subscribe via RSS
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
Managing your RSS Feeds
Searching Googles RSS feeder
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.
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