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Are you not sure where to start your research?
Remember there are always Reference Librarians available to assist you with any part of your own research process, either in person or via our Ask a Librarian service.
You can find librarians on the Second Floor of the Doyle Library or on the First Floor of the Mahoney Library in Petaluma, anytime the library is open.
Even Better than Wikipedia, and More Reliable Too!
Encyclopedia of Fire Protection
Call Number: Doyle 2nd Flr, Mahoney 1st Flr TH9116 .N65 2006
Current terminology, codes, organizations and other need to know information for the beginning fire protection/ engineering student or practicing professional.
These reference books, located on the first floor of the Mahoney Library and the second floor of the Doyle Library provide you with a great starting place for learning more about anything to do with fire science whether it be wildfires, hazardous materials, statistics or facts. Unlike Wikipedia, these articles are written by experts you can cite in your papers and are solid, credible sources to inform your research.
For your paper, you'll still need to research further in books and journal articles.
Encyclopedia of Fire
Call Number: Doyle 2nd Flr, Mahoney 1st Flr TP265 .N48 2002
Entries cover fire-related theories and concepts, cultural issues and allusions, industrial and military applications, political and social issues, as well as people, events, and organizations.
2010 California Fire Code: California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 9
Call Number: Online Book
This document is Part 9 of 12 parts of the official triennial compilation and publication of the adoptions, amendments and repeal of administrative regulations to California Code of Regulations, Title 24, also referred to as the California Building Standards Code. This part is known as the California Fire Code.
Common Sense Dictionary for First Responders
Call Number: Mahoney 1st Flr HV551.3 .F565 2006
A glossary of terms that will be useful to all responders to emergency situations. Section I includes terms common in matters relating to hazardous materials, chemistry, the environment, firefighting, EMS, protective clothing, radioactivity, chemical warfare agents, and other emergency topics. Section II is a comprehensive list of abbreviations and acronyms that relate to the topics covered in the first section.
Forest Fires: A Reference Handbook
Call Number: Doyle 2nd Flr SD421 .O64 2005
From killer fires to ecosystem rehabilitation, an exhaustive survey exploring the ecological, social, and economic consequences of managing fires in U.S. wildland areas.
Sage Knowledge Online
A collection of over 350 subject-focused encyclopedias and handbooks that cover a wide range of topics, from African American Studies through Environment and Politics to Sociology.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Over 75,000 articles on a wide variety of topics, including hundreds of articles not found in the print version of Britannica, Britannica Book of the Year, Britannica's Lives, (23,000 biographies of famous people) and Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary "Week in Review" articles. Links to 166,000 related websites, over 27,000 images and maps, plus 3,300 animations, videos, and audio files. Articles written by scholars and experts in their fields.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A reference library contains the full-text of several titles in the areas of history, medicine, religion, science and social science.
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