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Science: Natural Disasters

Online and print Science resources.

Print Books available from the Stephens Library

The Stephens Library has a large number of books on natural disasters. Use the catalogue to search for other books.

eBooks from the Wheelers Digital Library

Borrow and download one of these eBooks to your device using your Hutchins username and password.

Search Tips

If using the library catalogue, library databases or searching the web, try using a combination of the following keywords to locate information:

natural disasters, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides, cause, Australia


Library Databases

Britannica provides great information, images and videos on natural disasters. You are free to use to use the images in your assignment, providing you reference them.

Browse this resource to find articles about natural disasters that have been in the media.


National Geographic

Provides information on all types of natural disasters and why they occur.

Geoscience Australia: Hazards

Geoscience Australia provides information on bush fires, cyclones, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, volcanoes and landslides.  The most relevant information can be found by selecting the section that provides basic information for these disasters.  For example, 'Earthquake Basics' or 'Bushfire Basics'.

ABC Splash

ABC Splash provides some great videos on a range of natural disasters.  Search for 'natural disasters' or a specific disaster such as 'volcanoes'.