This guide offers resources and tips for keeping current with social work research for recent graduates and field instructors for the School of Social Work. It includes links to many free databases, government information and other resources.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the nation, dedicated to strengthening families and serving disadvantaged children. The foundation maintains the Kids Count Data Center which is an excellent source of demographic, education, economic well-being, health and safety data on children in the United States.
The Michigan League for Human Services is a nonprofit, nonpartisan statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that Michigan’s low-income residents achieve economic security. This nonprofit provides a number of publications and reports of interest to those working to help families and individuals in need in the state of Michigan.
The Kaiser Foundation web site offers a wealth of information on health care policy and reform with factsheets, statistics, tutorials, polls, maps and reports. This information is easily accessible and available for free.
The Pew Charitable Trusts seek to 1.) Improve Public Policy; 2.) Inform the Public; 3.) Stimulate Civic Life. Major funding initiatives include research on Hispanics in America, Children and Youth, Education, Health, and State Policy and Performance.
A catalog of annotated links to over 11,000 free and open access documents, covering 40 subject areas representing the most pressing social, economic and environmental world problems. This resource is sponsored by the Foundation Center.
The Urban Institute investigates and analyzes U.S. social and economic policy. The web site provides free research reports and data on important domestic issues such as immigration, families, children and youth, housing, education and employment.