Welcome to the Documenting Disaster Research Guide. This guide describes resources for learning more about natural and technological disasters with a focus on the history of Southeast Texas. These resources include archives, digitized historical collections, government search tools and resources and organizations focused on disaster preparedness and recovery.
In addition to the specific resources listed in this guide, Fondren Library's OneSearch tool will be an essential resource for searching the library's collections. Also, the WorldCat database linked from the library homepage will help you find books and more from libraries worldwide. To learn more about these and other search strategies, see the Research page from the Fondren Learning Zone.
Internet resources such as the Internet Archive, HathiTrust, Wikipedia and search engines like Google can be very useful for historical and local history research. You should also review other Fondren Research Guides to learn about the library's resources in subject areas like American History, Government Information, and more.
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Woodson Research Center
Fondren Library - MS 44
P O Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005