"Standard and concise disaster terminology for all members of the disaster risk reduction and emergency management community enables professionals to collaborate effectively. Professionals need to be able to find and access different disaster-related glossaries as a step toward creating more uniform terminology, especially for use in international disaster research and publications. The list of glossaries [...] may be helpful in developing a scholarly consensus on such disaster and emergency terms."
National Library of Medicine (U.S.). Specialized Information Services Division: http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/