An extensive guide to health information resources. Includes common diseases and conditions, dictionaries, organizations, clearinghouses, publications, directories, consumer health libraries, MEDLINE and other medical databases.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. Databases on their site include the WHO Statistical Information System, Global InfoBase Online, Global Health Atlas, and Regional Statistics. Topics also include: mortality and health, risk factors, health care systems, diseases, child health, and maternal care.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. Their site offers credible, reliable health information on many health topics including: diseases and conditions, healthy living, data and statistics, and work health and safety.
ICPSR is a serves member colleges and universities by providing access to a large archive of machine-readable social science data, training facilities in basic and advanced techniques of quantitative social analysis, and resources that facilitate the use of advanced computer technology by social scientists. The primary mission of the ICPSR Web site is to provide to the social science research community efficient search capabilities to facilitate quick and easy access to data.
The Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN) is a university-based organization that creates demographic media, such as user guides, web sites, and hands-on classroom computer materials that make U.S. census data accessible to policymakers, educators, the media, and informed citizens.
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.