In the interest of disaster preparedness, the Health Sciences Library staff have prepared a list of books, websites and mobile apps for the use of emergency personnel. In the event of an actual emergency, we are willing to prepare and lend a mobile disaster bookshelf, along with any of our available mobile devices, for use by emergency personnel.
Listed below are some overall one-shelf recommendations. These can be put on a cart and checked out if requested by emergency personnel.
This is the official account for the National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Research Center. The organization's purpose is develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
During a disaster, the Health Sciences Library will check out available iPads to emergency personnel programmed with several apps, some of which can be downloaded to your mobile device.
Any of the library iPads can also be checked out to emergency personnel. They contain some standalone programs (listed below) that “live” on the device and don’t require a web connection. If you have an iPhone or other handheld device, you may want to consider installing some of these apps on it. WISER and REMM are free to everybody; the other apps are free to MU Healthcare and University of Missouri affiliates.