Librarians have evaluated various internet search results and identified these sites as having credible and authoritative information of possible interest to students conducting research in Social Work. It is not an exhaustive list but a great place to start!
DataUSA provides a vast amount of national data across a broad variety of fields, including demographic numbers, industry profiles, and statistics of political interest. Data is collated from various reputable nonprofit and government sources, and each chart and graph is cited for transparency. This site also provides more specific data from the US Census than is easily available using the tools available on the Census's own webpage.
A nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, and other empirical social science research.
Provides articles, datasheets, and reports on a number of topics including: Environment, HiV/AIDS, Population Trends, Reproductive Health, Marriage/Family, Education, Family Planning, Fertility, Health, Race/Ethnicity, Poverty, Migration, Youth, Aging, Mortality, and Gender
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 500 health topics and is linked to both the Kaiser Family Foundation website (www.kff.org) and KaiserNetwork.org (www.kaisernetwork.org).
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government.
The Scholar's Edition of Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 includes all content from the "basic" edition along with the addition an important new resource: The Women's Commission Reports collection, an archive of the publications and documents of local, state, and federal Commissions on the Status of Women from 1963 to the present.