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JGE378H5 Natural Hazards: Risk and Vulnerability

JGE378 Individual Case Study

In this course, students are asked to prepare a Case Study Proposal, a Country Risk Profile, an Annotated Bibliography, and a final Term Paper on a selected natural disaster. Details for each of these assignments are provided in the Course Portal. This Library Resource Guide is designed to help you get the most out of the Library Resources available to you, so you can complete these assignments successfully.

Types of Sources Available:

Here are the types of sources you need to use: 

  1. Scholary (peer-reviewed) Journal Articles
  2. Scholarly Research Books
  3. Government publications or professional research websites
  4. Online or print reference sources/atlases from authoritative sources


Choosing a Individual Case Study topic

Your instructor has provided you a list of starting suggestions for case studies available in Portal.  The topic should be a natural or technological disaster.

You may also find ideas for case studies by searching through the following links:

Canadian Disaster Database

EmDat Disaster Database




Reference & Research Help

Reference & Research Help

Need help finding books and articles? Need help citing your sources? UTM librarians and reference specialists are available to help.

Virtual Reference and Research Desk Service Hours

Monday to Friday: 1pm to 4pm

Closed Monday September 7

To access, visit the UTM Library's home page and click on the AskChat icon during service hours.


Virtual Reference Service  

UTM Library is part of a consortium of academic libraries to provide virtual reference service to students and faculty from all participating libraries.

Ask Chat with a Librarian Service Hours (August 8 to September 6)

Monday to Friday: 10am to 4 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Closed Monday September 7

Click Ask Chat to begin. 


Virtual Research Consultations  

Need more assistance, you can also Book a Consultation with a reference specialist.

Need subject-specific assistance with an assignment? UTM Library has Liaison Librarians for every program. Email your UTM Liaison Librarian to schedule a virtual research consultation.   



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