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Please Note!

Most of the items related to Fire Science are housed at the Emergency Training Center building, access to the items at this location are limited to students enrolled in programs at the ETC.

Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Protection of Buildings, Including Protection from Fire TH 9025-9745 Systems of Buildings, Including Fireproof Construction TH 1000-1725 Explosives and Pyrotechnics TP 267.5-301
Forestry Conservation and Protection, Including Fires SD 411-428

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Encyclopedia of Fire REF TP265 .N48 2002
Forest Fires: A Reference Handbook REF SD421 .O64 2005

The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Fire Science, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Fire Science" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Fundamentals of Fire and Emergency Services TH9146 .L69 2010
Introduction to Fire Prevention TH9145 .R55 2010
Firefighter’s Handbook: Firefighting and Emergency Response TH9151 .F49 2008
Fire Service Leadership TH9158 .W347 2008

Find More Fire Find More Fire Prevention Find More Fire Extinction


To search the Library Catalog for books about Fire Science, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Fire Science" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Firefighter Exam for Dummies netLibrary eBook
Quick Spanish for Emergency Responders: Essential Words and Phrases for Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics netLibrary eBook
So Others Might Live: A History of New York’s Finest: The FDNY from 1700 to the Present netLibrary eBook
Making the Nation Safe From Fire: A Path Forward in Research netLibrary eBook

Find More Fire Find More Fire Prevention Find More Fire Extinction


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Fire Science or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Fire Science" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Search and Rescue TH9402 .N67 2009
Safety and Survival TH9182 .N67 2009
Fire in Private Dwellings TH9445.D9 N67 2009
Ladder Company Operations TH9310.5 .N688 2008

Find More Fire Find More Fire Extinction Find More Fire Departments


To search the Library Catalog for books about Fire Science, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Fire Science" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Firehouse Fire Engineering Fire Rescue Magazine
Fire Chief

The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Academic Search Complete Science and Technology Collection

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Fire.gov – Better Fire Fighting Through Research U.S. Fire Administration Firehouse
Society of Fire Protection Engineers Texas State Association of Fire Fighters The Woodlands Professional Fire Fighters Association

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarah.a.palacios-wilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone:936.273.7393 office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: Fire Science Technology Department

Name Phone Number Office Number
Chief David Griffin, Program Director 281.210.5831 Woodlands Emergency Training Center
Angela Martin, Academic Counselor 936.273.7070 bldg. G-120G
Rachel Phelps, Academic Counselor 936.271.6157 bldg. G-220C


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