Behavioral and Social Sciences

The following resources related to the behavioral and social sciences are freely available online. We have gathered them here for your convenience.

  • CDC  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway  Includes fact sheets, bulletins and research summaries on child abuse & neglect, child welfare and adoption related issues.
  • HSRR  Health Services and Sciences Research Resources contains information about several hundred research datasets and instruments/indices employed in health services research, behavioral and social sciences and public health, with links to PubMed.
  • MEDLINE / PubMed  The U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database covering biomedical and allied health literature.  PubMed ‘Quick Tours’ tutorials
  • NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts  The official publication for the National Institutes of Health medical and behavioral research grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.
  • PILOTS  Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, PILOTS is a bibliographic database covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress and other mental-health conditions caused by traumatic events.
  • Social Science Research Network  The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) consists of two parts:
    • An abstract database containing abstracts on over 380,000 scholarly papers and forthcoming papers.
    • An electronic paper collection currently containing over 315,000 downloadable full-text documents in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.
  • Social Care Online  The UK's largest database of information and research on all aspects of social care and social work including legislation, government documents, practice and guidance, systematic reviews, research briefings, reports, journal articles and websites.
  • State Health Facts  Provides data on health, health care, and health policy topics across all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the United States as a whole, based on a range of public and private sources. Browse data by topic or search by keyword.
  • U.S. Census Bureau  Statistics on social, demographic or economic data at the national, state and local levels, available from a variety of sources, including the censuses from 1990 to 2010, the American Community Survey, and the Economic Census.