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Fire Science Resources - Dempster Library
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Library Resources Guide - Fire Science Resources

compiled by Frank Butorac, October 2008

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Selected Reference Books

KFN 2181.A352A2 2000 New Jersey Uniform Fire Code
KFN 2181.A436 A2 1987 New Jersey State Fire Prevention Code
KFN 2259.A3 1996 New Jersey Uniform Construction Code Regulations
KFN 1835.A2N48 2002 New Jersey Administrative Code- Community Services -Title 5 Chapters 1-101
T 55.A1U5822 1997 Fire Resistance Directory
T 55.3.H3 H399 Hazardous Materials Management Desk Reference
TH 9111.N375 2002 National Fire Codes 15 volumes
TH 9145.N28F5 2003 Fire Protection Handbook Volumes 1,2
TH 9145.M253 2002 Managing Fire and Rescue Services
TH9146.F54 1995 The Fire Chief's Handbook
TH 9151.E88 1998 Essentials of Fire Fighting
TH 9157.F525 2003 Firefighter Exam 2nd ed
TH 9119.C686 1996 Firefighter Exam New Jersey
TH 9158.C37 1999 Management in the Fire Service
TH 9176.N48 1994 NFPA Inspection Manuel
TH 9182.C67 2000 Life Safety Code Handbook

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Periodicals

  • Fire Engineering E-News Letter 2003-
  • Emergency Medical Service 2000-
  • Every Second Counts 2001-
  • Fire Chief 1963-
  • Fire Code Inspection Law Bulletin 2003-
  • Fire Command 1971-1990
  • Fire Engineering 1952-
  • Fire Engineering EMS 2003-
  • Fire House 1977-
  • Journal(NFPA) 1970-1979
  • Fire Rescue 1999-
  • Fire Service Today(NFPA) 1981-1983
  • FTEN Monthly 2000-
  • International Fire Chief 1971-1987
  • NFPA Journal 1987-
  • New Jersey Construction Code Communicator 2002-
  • New Jersey Fire Focus 1997-
  • Safety and Health 2002-
  • Voice 1981-1995
  • With New York Firefighters 1962-1990

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Vertical File Index

(contains over 1,000 Fire Science materials)

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Periodical Indexes

Applied Science and Technology Index 1958-
(Indexes a number of fire science periodicals)

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Online Databases

(can be accessed at home with password from the library)

  • Ebscohost Academic Search Premier(full text)
  • Ebscohost Masterfile Premier(full text)
  • New York Times (full text 1851-1999)
  • Lexis-Nexis News( full text of 350 newspapers to present including the NY Times)

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Videos

  • American Heat1986- (add 12 videos per year; housed as a separate collection)
  • Additional 100 videos on a variety of fire topics.

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Web sites

General Reference Information (http://www.Refdesk.com)

Online Catalogs
Access to over 18,000 library catalogs (http://www.libdex.com)
National Fire Academy Library books and various media including over 100,000 items. (http://www.usfa.fema.gov)
U. of Maryland fire science library (http://catalog.umd.edu/search=basic)
Oklahoma State University (http://www.library.okstate.edu)
Utah Valley State College (http://www.uvsc.edu/library)

Online Data Bases
Firedoc(over 55,000 articles,reports,etc) (http://fris.nist.gov)
Fire Management Today (full text) (http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/fmt/index.html)
Nat. Institute of Standards & Technology (http://fire.nist.gov/)
NFPA Codes & Standards (http://www.nfpa.org/)
Fire Cause Analysis (http://www.fcafire.com/)
Firefighters Quarterly Online (http://bravest.com/)
Fire and Rescue Online Magazine (http://www.jems.com/firerescue)
Various New Jersey Fire Reports (http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dfs/publications/)
Fire & EMS Information Network (http://www.fire-ems.net/)
InterFIRE VR -Fire Investigation (http://www.interfire.org)
Free Fire Engineering's FireEMS online (http://www.fireems-subscribe.com)
Browse full text Firehouse from Jan 1999- (http://www.firehouse.com)
Browse full text Firechief from Jan 1999- (http://www.firechief.com)
Browse full text Fire Engineering from Jan 1995- (http://www.fire-eng.com)
Oklahoma State instructor resources (http://www.ifsta.org)
Int. Society of Fire Instructors & The Voice articles (http://www.isfsi.org)

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Obtaining materials from here and other libraries

Our materials can be checked out at the circulation desk; items from the Kerney Library and the Dempster Library will be delivered to the circulation desk for pickup. You can place a request for Mercer County Library materials online and the materials will be delivered to the circulation desk on Tuesdays & Fridays.
(www.mccc.edu/student_library.shtml)

Search JerseyCat for materials from several hundred libraries in New Jersey. You can request the materials online via interlibrary loan. The materials will be send to the circulation desk at the West Windsor Campus.
(New Jersey Catalog)

Through OCLC you can obtain materials from over 3000 libraries nationally and internationally. You make the request online and it will be processed by a librarian and the lending library will send it to the West Windsor Campus.

MCCC students can borrow library materials from the College of New Jersey on presentation of their MCCC identification card.

New Jersey Union List of Serials(NJULS) is a list of magazines and journals and the New Jersey libraries where they may be found. The list contains the holdings of over 600 libraries.
(www.njuls.org)

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