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Where to get your facts - what happened when?

  • EM DAT - The International Disaster Database
    This website is sponsored by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disaster.

    Choose "Database" then "Country Profile."

  • Prevention Web
    This website is maintained by and for the disaster risk reduction community. It has Disaster Statistic information you might be interested in.

    One on the site, choose "Countries and Regions," then select your country and click on "Disaster Statistics" from the menu on the left.

Resources you might need for additional information

  • BBC News
    This will link you directly to the BBC website. Search for your country, disaster and year to get more information.

  • Global Issues in Context Database
    If you need a password, use Elvis.

    This is a database you can use to research an event once you have determined when and what it was.
  • Student Resources in Context
    This is another database that might help you fill in some details about the natural disaster you are researching.
  • World Geography
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    Another great database to research a particular country or event. Use the searchbox if you know where and when (like "Chile 2010") or use the drop down country menu to get general information about your country.

Cite your sources in MLA format

To cite a webpage, use,, or

Databases have the citation already done for you at the bottom of the page.  



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