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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Government Documents for Healthcare & Nursing

Government Health Data and Information
Portal to health data managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Leading Health Indicators -Healthy People 2020
Good source for national data on Health People 2020 Leading Health Indicators.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Data and Statistics
Data and statistics arranged by topic. A good place to go for reports and data sets.

RWJF DataHub (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
"The RWJF DataHub tracks state-level data and allows users to customize and visualize facts and figures on key health and health care topics."
StateHealthFacts.org (Kaiser Family Foundation)
Provides free, up-to-date data on more than 700 health topics for all 50 states.
Health Resources and Services Administration (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Portal to data on grants and programs from HRSA related to rural health, HIV/AIDS, primary health care, maternal and child health, health care sites, health professions, and more.

Diversitydata.org (Harvard School of Public Health)
Create customized reports describing over 100 measures of diversity, opportunity, and quality of life for 362 metropolitan areas.
Demographic Data

American FactFinder
Information from the 2010 Census of Population, the annual American Community Survey, and other useful economic and geographic data.

Social Explorer
Subscription resource with current and historical Census/ACS data.

Census & Statistical Data for Michigan

Michigan State & County Quick Facts

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The national data book of sociological and economic statistics, this site offers access to the 2012 edition as well as older issues back to 1878.

FastStats from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

Federal Regulations

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations.

Federal Register.gov
Unofficial XML-based prototype of the daily Federal Register, organized and displayed in an easier to read format. Includes web tools and user aids designed to make it easier to understand and participate in the regulatory process.

Find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register.

Federal Register at FDsys
Official version, 1994-current, from the Government Printing Office.
Library Contact
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Julia Rodriguez
Associate Professor / Nursing, Health Sciences & Scholarly Communications Librarian

Schedule a research consultation (Fall & Winter only)
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Anne Zacharias
Social Sciences & Outreach Librarian

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Refworks allows you to create a personal database of references and automatically generate formatted bibliographies for your projects.

Writing Help

Writing Resources for Students
Find in-depth information about the mechanics of writing, MLA/APA citations, avoiding plagiarism, and more.

Writing Center
The consultants can help you with every stage of the writing process.


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