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BGSU 1000: Information Literacy: Step 5: Years after event

This resource is designed for use in the BGSU 1000 course.

Case Study

Late 2006 and onward: Books about Hurricane Katrina begin to be published, and the first documentaries are produced. As you can see from the links below, new books are still being published. In addition, the New York Times recently published an article about the popularity of Hurricane Katrina as a subject for documentaries, and PBS aired a new documentary about the aftermath of the storm last year.

The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: What Went Wrong and Why (2007)

Disasters and the Law: Katrina and Beyond (2006)

Race, Place, and Environmental Justice after Hurricane Katrina: Struggles to Reclaim, Rebuild, and Revitalize New Orleans and the Gulf Coast (2009)

The Children Hurricane Katrina Left Behind: Schooling Context, Professional Preparation, and Community Politics (2007)

Army Support during the Hurricane Katrina Disaster (2009)

OhioLINK video search results for Hurricane Katrina

Books & Documentaries

Books and documentaries are longer and more detailed than the other sources we've discussed so far. These works can take advantage of the research that has been published in journals; in fact, some of the earliest books published about an event may just be collections or expansions of articles written earlier in the cycle. Unlike scholarly journal articles, books and documentaries are often made to appeal to a more general audience.


Electronic Books


Library Catalog Video Tutorials

Tip: To find videos instead of books, click Advanced Search, then click on the drop-down box by Video Recording  and select ALL (or choose whether you just want DVDs or VHS tapes).