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Basics of Social Research: Websites

A companion guide for students taking Basics of Social Research at Bluffton University

Websites to consider

General
Pew Research Center http://www.pewresearch.org
National Governor's Association http://www.nga.org
Social Work Policy http://www.socialworkpolicy.org
Brookings Institution http://www.brookings.edu
Center for Budget and Policy Priorities http://www.cbpp.org
CATO Institute http://www.cato.org
RAND Corporation http://www.rand.org
The Urban Institute http://www.urban.org
US Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/
National Rural Development (USDA) http://www.rurdev.usda.gov

Aging
The Gerontological Society of America http://www.geron.org
Administration on Aging https://www.acl.gov/about-acl/administration-aging​
AARP http://www.aarp.org

Crime
Office of Juvenile Justice http://www.ojjdp.gov
Ohio Department of Corrections http://www.odc.ohio.gov

Disabilities
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities http://www.nichcy.org
Disability Statistics http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/edi/disabilitystatistics/
Ohio Governor's Council on People with Disabilities http://www.gcpd.ohio.gov
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities http://odmrdd.state.oh.us

Family
National Center for Children in Poverty http://www.nccp.org
Ohio Department of Job and Family services http://jfs.ohio.gov
ChildTrends http://www.childtrendsdatabank.org
Annie E. Casey Foundation http://www.aecf.org
Clasp http://www.clasp.org
Children's Defense Fund - Ohio http://www.cdfohio.org
Center for Adoption Policy http://www.adoptionpolicy.org
Administration for Children and Families http://www.acf.hhs.gov/

Health Issues
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation http://www.rwjf.org
Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors http://www.nasmhpd.org
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation http://www.kff.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness http://www.nami.org
Ohio Department of Health http://www.odh.ohio.gov
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse @ Columbia University http://www.casacolumbia.org
County Health Rankings and Roadmaps http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/#app/ohio/2012
Rural Health Research Gateway http://www.ruralhealthresearch.org
Health Policy Institute of Ohio http://www.healthpolicyohio.org

Housing Issues
National Alliance to End Homelessness http://www.endhomelessness.org
National Housing Conference http://www.nhc.org
National Coalition for the Homeless http://www.nationalhomeless.org
Family Housing Fund http://www.fhfund.org
Citizen's Housing and Planning Association http://www.chapa.org

Poverty
Institute for Research on Poverty http://www.irp.wisc.edu
PovertyNet http://www.povertynet.org/

Veterans
Ohio Department of Veteran Services http://dvs.ohio.gov
Veterans Administration http://www.va.gov
Veterans Health Research Institute http://www.ncire.org

Miscellaneous
National Sexual Violence Resource Center http://www.nsvrc.org
Institute on Race and Policy http://www.irpumn.org
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force http://www.thetaskforce.org
Bureau of Indian Affairs http://www.bia.gov
National Instittute of Early Education Research http://www.nieer.org
National Center for Educational Statistics http://nces.ed.gov
Social Welfare History Project http://www.socialwelfarehistory.org/tiki-index.php
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services http://www.hhs.gov/

Social Work Profession
International Federation of Social Workers http://www.ifsw.org/
NASW Social Work Pioneers http://www.naswfoundation.org/pioneers/default.asp
Social Workers: Information for Practice http://ifp.nyu.edu/
NASW Code of Ethics http://www.socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) http://www.socialworkers.org/
National Association of Social Workers: Ohio Chapter http://www.naswoh.org/
Social Work Policy Institute http://www.socialworkpolicy.org/

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