CEAS LIBRARY RESOURCES IN FIRE SCIENCE
By Ted Baldwin, Head Librarian
College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS) Library, University of Cincinnati, 850 Baldwin Hall, ML #0018, (513) 556-4211
General information for distance learners in UC courses, including electronic databases, journals, and books, citing resources, and how to obtain materials not available through UC's Libraries (interlibrary loan).
Use UCLID (UC’s Library Catalog) to locate books, periodicals, videos, and other materials owned by UC, and the OhioLINK database for items owned by other Ohio college and university libraries.
From the catalog menu, select KEYWORD and initiate your search using your topic terms (phrase, software name, company, personal name). KEYWORD searches for words across the title, series title, organization, association, content notes, publisher, and subject.
For a more focused search, select SUBJECT and initiate your search using a Library of Congress subject term (subject, place name or personal name). Relevant examples of subject headings are:
- Emergency medical services
- Fire chiefs
- Fire departments
- Fire departments -- Management
- Fire extinction
- Fire fighters
- Fire prevention
- Hazardous substances -- Fires and fire prevention
To search specific words in the title, series title, organization, association, content notes, publisher, and subject, use the KEYWORD search option.
Use the LIMIT/SORT button to limit your results to items located at CEAS Library, Electronic Resources, and other options. Use the REQUEST button to have Available materials delivered to CEAS Library from other UC libraries.
If you don’t find the items you want in UCLID, search OhioLINK, a library network of Ohio college and university catalogs. Use the OhioLINK CENTRAL button to enter the database, search and request materials.
Browsing in the library
If you are browsing for books in the library's circulating or reference collections, the following Library of Congress call number ranges contain many Fire Science books:
Fire Science & Safety
Knovel e-books: Fire Protection Engineering and Emergency Response
Fire Science Periodicals Online Other related full-text magazines and journals available through UC Libraries.
NIST Building and Fire Research Portal
FRIS, offered by the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) of NIST, is a vast resource for information on nearly any fire research topic. The FRIS document collection is searchable through FIREDOC, a bibliographic database through the Web.
Fire research bibliographic database, covering journal articles, reports, conference proceedings, books, and more. Sokme full-text reports authored by BFRL and also linked from this database.
U.S. Fire Administration Fire Statistics Wide variety of statistics and reports on fire incidents in the United States.
CEAS Fire Science Program
Links to fire organizations and other information resources.
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Last modified: twb 12/28/12