Here is a ist of Web resources that may be useful for your research:
National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
"The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy organization at Columbia University. Our mission is to identify and promote strategies that prevent child poverty in the United States and that improve the lives of low-income children and families. Concentrating on the links between family economic security and child development, we research policies that promote three goals: Economically secure families; Children entering school ready to succeed; Stable, nurturing families.
Child Welfare Information Gateway
"Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services."
Geriatric Social Work Initiative
"The Geriatric Social Work Initiative, supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation, collaborates with social work education programs to prepare needed, aging-savvy social workers and improve the care and well-being of older adults and their families."
United States Administration on Aging
"For over 35 years, the AoA has provided home and community-based services to millions of older persons through the programs funded under the Older Americans Act." Provides many different types of resources concerning older Americans.
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (Georgetown University)
"The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health provides national leadership to the maternal and child health community in three key areas--program development, education, and state-of-the-art knowledge--to improve the health and well-being of the nation's children and families."
National Housing Institute
"The National Housing Institute is a 28-year old independent nonprofit organization that examines the issues causing the crisis in housing and community in America. NHI examines the key issues affecting affordable housing and community development practitioners and their supporters. These issues include housing, jobs, safety, and education, with an emphasis on housing and economic development, as well as poverty and racism, disinvestment and lack of employment, and breakdown of the social fabric."
Minority Health Project
"The overall purpose of the Minority Health Project (MHP) is to improve the quality of available data on racial and ethnic populations, to expand the capacity of minority-health researchers to conduct statistical research and develop research proposals, and to foster a network of researchers in minority health."
National Center for Health Statistics
"Welcome to the National Center for Health Statistics' Web site, a rich source of information about America's health. As the Nation's principal health statistics agency, we compile statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of our people. We are a unique public resource for health information–-a critical element of public health and health policy."
A project of the University of California, San Francisco AIDS Research Institute, this database is designed as a gateway to in-depth information about particular aspects of HIV/AIDS and provides numerous links to many authoritative sites.
United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention
"CDC seeks to accomplish its mission by working with partners throughout the nation and the world to monitor health, detect and investigate health problems, conduct research to enhance prevention, develop and advocate sound public health policies, implement prevention strategies, promote healthy behaviors,
foster safe and healthful environments, provide leadership and training."
Indian Health Service
"The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives....The IHS currently provides health services to approximately 1.5 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to more than 557 federally recognized tribes in 35 states."
National Association of Social Workers (NASW): North Carolina Chapter
"NASW is a membership organization that promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its work and through advocacy."
North Carolina Center for Health Statistics
"SCHS is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports, and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics. We provide high quality health information for better informed decisions and effective health policies."
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
"The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) serves the 7 million North Carolinians, protecting health, fostering self-reliance and protecting the vulnerable. We work in local offices, schools and hospitals, building a stronger North Carolina by strengthening our citizens in all 100 counties."
North Carolina Division of Social Services
"The NC Division of Social Services is responsible for various programs and services: Adolescent Parenting Program, Adoption Services, Child Placement Services for Children, Child Protective Services, Child Support Enforcement, Community Based Programs, Crisis Intervention, Emergency Assistance, Energy Assistance, Food Stamps, Foster Care, Fraud, Independent Living Program for Foster Children (NC LINKS), Interstate Compacts, Interpreting Services, Licensing, Child Placing Agency, Family Foster Homes, Maternity Homes
Residential Child Care Homes, Problem Pregnancy Services, Refugee Assistance, and Work First Family Assistance."
Population Index on the Web
"Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000."
PRAXIS: Resources for Social and Economic Development
"Welcome to PRAXIS, the international development homepage of Prof. Richard J. Estes of the University of Pennsylvania. PRAXIS provides access to a vast array of archival resources on international and comparative social development. The intellectual commitment of PRAXIS is to the promotion of positive social change through informed action."
United States Census Bureau: American Factfinder
"American FactFinder (AFF) is an online source for population, housing, economic and geographic data that presents the results from four key data programs: 1) Decennial Census of Housing and Population - 1990 and 2000 Coverage: Most geographic areas, e.g., metropolitan area, state, county, city/town, place, ZIP Code, down to census tract for most data, and down to block or block group for some data. Topics: Population, race, ancestry, income, disability, education, employment, language, marital status, occupation, poverty status, housing characteristics and more. 2) Economic Census 1997 and 2002 Coverage: U.S., metropolitan area, state, county, place, ZIP Code Topics: Industry, establishments, sales, receipts, revenues, shipments, expenses, products, payroll, employees and more. 3) American Community Survey - 1996-2003 Coverage: States, and 800 local areas, including 239 counties, 205 congressional districts, and most metropolitan areas of 250,000 population and over. Topics: Population, race, ancestry, income, disability, education, employment, language, marital status, occupation, poverty, housing characteristics and more. 4) Population Estimates Program - July 1, 2003 to July 1, 2004 Coverage: State, metropolitan area, county , city and town
Topics: Estimated total population for the previous year for geographic areas above; estimates by age, sex, and race/ethnicity are available for selected geographic areas."
Resources for Methods in Evaluation and Social Research
"This page lists FREE resources for methods in evaluation and social research. The focus is on 'how-to' do evaluation research and the methods used: surveys, focus groups, sampling, interviews, and other methods. Most of these links are to resources that can be read over the web. A few, like the GAO books, are for books that can be sent away for, for free (if you live in the US), as well as read over the web."
Institute for Research on Poverty
"IRP is a center for interdisciplinary research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States. As one of three Area Poverty
Research Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it has a particular interest in poverty and family welfare in the Midwest. "
Rural Social Work Caucus (The University of North Carolina at Pembroke)
Maintained by Dr. Stephen M. Marson, this site provides application for membership to the Caucus, information about related conferences, a database of Caucus membership, a discussion group, a history of the Caucus, a draft of the NASW Rural Policy Statement, grants information, and various links.
Center for Substance Abuse Research (University of Maryland)
"Conducts policy-relevant research and evaluation studies, disseminates statistical and other information, assists in training students in substance abuse research methods and policy analysis, and provides technical assistance to agencies and organizations working in substance abuse related fields." Provides various full text reports and scholarly studies.
Office of Applied Studies: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics
"Provides the latest national data on 1) alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug abuse, 2) drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases, and (3) the nation's substance abuse Treatment system."
ACRL: Women's Studies Section: Women and Gender Studies Web Sites
"The purpose of WSSLINKS is to provide access to a wide range of resources in support of Women's Studies."