Using Library Databases
To find scholarly and other articles on groupthink, use library databases like the following:
Try searches like these, substituting keywords for the info you want to find:
Note: there won't be anything in the library specifically about groupthink and fire departments: no one has published that kind of research yet, at least not in journals that appear in the library databases. Instead, in the library, you'll be finding info on groupthink in general and in other contexts (such as a case study about Mt. Everest). Then you can take that info and show how it applies to a fire department situation.
A Google search like this:
groupthink fire department
does bring up a number of resources about fire departments and groupthink, cognitive bias, etc.
When you want to use a website, just make sure it is trustworthy and authoritative. Here's a brief guide to evaluating websites.
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