March 25th, 2010

Swine Flu and Earthquakes and Floods, Oh My!

You may have used the ebook database, ebrary, through our library before. Now, ebrary has released two publicly available databases that will have special interest for learners in the School of Public Service Leadership.

The first, the Natural Disaster and Extreme Weather Searchable Information Center, includes “hundreds of important government documents related to natural disasters and extreme weather.”

Ebrary also created the H1N1 Searchable Information Center last November. As its name suggests, this database of government agency PDFs was created to help alleviate the “anxiety, confusion, and frustration regarding H1N1.”

According to Ebrary, both of the new information centers have the following features:

  • Multiple options for searching, navigating, and browsing
  • ebrary InfoToolsTM, which turns every word into a portal to additional information on the web
  • Notes and highlights
  • Ability to copy/paste and print text with automatic citations and URL hyperlinks back to the source
  • Personal bookshelves with moveable folders that can be emailed to others

Whether these databases are useful for your homework, or simply of interest to you, give them a try!



Comment from Nathan Grimm
Time May 17, 2010 at 10:19 am

Dear Kim,

I really appreciate your collection of ebrary resources for schools on the Capella University website,… You have very powerful tools in your ebrary system which help to alleviate the distress over natural disasters.

We just published an article on Guide to Healthcare Schools which focuses on helping schools reduce the spread of the H1N1 virus,

The article would be a great addition to your campus health resources. I hope it helps reduce absenteeism and the spread of H1N1.


Nathan Grimm
Program Manager – Reach Network
(425) 605-8898 123
Lake Street South
Suite B-1
Kirkland, WA 98033

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