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Health Sciences Research Guide: Federal, State & Local Resources

A good place to start for researching topics in allied health, public health, and communications science & disorders.

NEW Health Services Research ONESearch - National Library of Medicine

In December 2016, the National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) released NICHSR ONESearch. This consolidated search site allows researchers to search two unique databases and two specialized web portals with one simple search:

See Search Tips for NICHSR ONESearch FAQ for additional information.


Finding Medical Statistics on a Topic - FastStats provides quick access to data from the National Center for Health Statistics. Topics include diseases and conditions, injuries, life stages and populations, health care and insurance, births, and deaths

National Center for Health Statistics - (NCHS) Part of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, NCHS serves as the primary federal organization responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of health statistics. Includes data on vital events as well as information on health status, lifestyle and exposure to unhealthy influences, the onset and diagnosis of illness and disability, and the use of health care.

National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health  - From the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine.

State Health Facts - Provided by the Kaiser Family Foundation, authoritative data is available for demographics and the economy, health status, health coverage, Medicaid and Medicare, health costs, managed care, minority health, women's health, HIV/AIDS, and more. Individual state profiles are available as well as 50 state comparisons.

Vital Statistics Data - From the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, search here for stats for Birth, Mortality, and Perinatal mortality. 

Federal Government Resources

Massachusetts State Government Resources

Health Sciences & Electronic Resources Librarian

William Lundmark
Learning Resource Center Room 226