Indexes & Abstracts

  • Abortion Statistics
    England and Wales. H.M.S.O London. 1974- Present
    Serial A
  • Adolescent Health: State of Nation
    (CDC). Offers government statistics on pregnancies, abortions, and live births, sexually transmitted diseases, etc.
  • Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI)
    Specializes in reproductive health research. Offers statistics on teenage pregnancy, abortions, std, etc. AGI is an independent, not-for-profit corporation, a special affiliate of PPFA (Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
  • Annual Cancer Statistics Review
    1985-U.S.DHHS publ.
    Serial A
  • Canadian Cancer Statistics
    Canadian Cancer Society. 1987-
    Ref RC261 A1 C36
  • Cancer Facts and Figures
    1966- American Cancer Society.
    Ref RC261 C1645
  • Cancer Facts and Figures for Minority Americans
    1986- American Cancer Society.
    Ref RC282 C16
  • Cancer Incidence and Mortality by County
    New York State.
    Ref RC277 N7 C16
  • Cancer Incidence and Mortality in New York State (Exclusive of New York City)
    Ref RC276 N42
  • CDC Wonder
    Provides a single point of access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and numeric public health data. Query statistical data sets, or retrieve reports and guidelines.
  • CU Libraries (Morningside Campus) Statistical Subject Guides
    List of links to more statistical resources, compiled by Morningside campus libraries.
    "... increases the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use datasets that are generated and held by the Federal Government. provides descriptions of the Federal datasets (metadata), information about how to access the datasets, and tools that leverage government datasets. The data catalogs will continue to grow as datasets are added. Federal, Executive Branch data are included in the first version of" " includes searchable catalogs that provide access to "raw" datasets and various tools. In the "raw" data catalog, you may access data in XML, Text/CSV, KML/KMZ, Feeds, XLS, or ESRI Shapefile formats. The catalog of tools links you to sites that include data mining and extraction tools and widgets."
  • Data Service in the Digital Social Science Center (DSSC)
    It provides statistical sources, software as well as offers Reference assistance in using statistical data,including raw data sets, GIS, etc. Offers DataGate,the local archive comprised of ICPSR, Roper, SSEDL, etc. Located in Lehman Library.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    A database format of 'Expanded and revised edition of: Historical statistics of the United States, colonial times to 1970. Bicentennial ed. Washington : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1975. "Many [data] series in these volumes are continued on a regular basis with periodic updates and revisions by the agency, group, or individual responsible for the original data."--Guide to the Millennial ed. This database is an online version of the new five-volume printed edition: Historical statistics of the United States : earliest times to the present' Includes socio-economic characteristics, demographic data, vital statistics, etc.
  • Hospital Statistics
    American Hospital Association. 1971
    Ref RA 983 A4 H79
  • Induced Abortions Recorded in New York State
    Serial I Latest in Ref. Ref RG 734 IN52 
  • InfoshareOnline
    A database of statistics about New York City.
  • KIDS COUNT (Annie E. Casey Foundation - AECF).
    Offers various statistics including demographics statistics on U.S. children nationally and by state.
  • Length of Stay by Operation: Northeastern Region
    REF RA 981.A5 L5411 2001
  • Life Insurance Fact Book
    American Council of Life Insurance. 1981
    Ref HG 8943 L62
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    Under Publications offers full- text papers, many of which contain statistics in various economic and social areas, including demographics.. All papers are searchable by keyword.
  • OECD iLibrary (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Develoment)
    Offers international economic statistics.
  • Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
    Citations and abstracts for publications related to population, family planning, and related health issues. Coverage from 1970- present. Includes international demographic research.
    SPSS training is available at Teacher's College. Please, check TC's class schedule for availability of SPSS classes.
  • Vital and Health Statistics
    Serial V

Internet Guides & Resources

  • Administration on Aging (AOA)
    Older Americans Act, the federal legislation establishing the AoA and authorizing a range of programs that offer services and opportunities for older Americans and their caregivers. (DHHS). Offers links to miscellaneous statistics on old people by various criteria.
  • Administration on Children and Families (ACF)
    (DHHS). Under Statistics on Children topic or Data Sheets category offers miscellaneous demographical and social statistics on children and families
  • Age Data of the United States (US Census Bureau)
    Data is avaiable on the National Level;State Level;County Level; and Other U.S. Geographic Levels. As well as International Data;Baby Boomer Data;Older (55+) Population Data. Elderly (65+) Population Age Search Service
  • Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center (ADEAR) (Service of NIA)
    Under Alzheimer's Disease Publications offers Progress Reports on Alzheimer's disease with chapter on Prevalence and Costs of Alzheimer's Disease, and for Publications for Health Professionals (offers The Women's Health and Aging Study with statistical tables on health and social characteristics of older women with disability).
  • America's Health: State Health Rankings
    Produced by the United Health Foundation.
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
    Offers Industry and Wealth Data, gross domestic product by industry, provides international, national and regional statistics, etc.
  • Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
    Offers statistics on crime, offenders and victims.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
    Offers national and international labor statistics. Includes Safety and Health Statistics/Occupational Injury and Illness Rates.
  • Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC)
    It "is administered on behalf of 21 Member Countries by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization's Regional Office for the Americas. CAREC enjoys an international reputation for its work in support of Public Health in the Caribbean." Offers statistics on HIV/AIDS by country; communicable disease report archives; population data; social and economic indicators and vital statistics, etc.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
    (DHHS). CDC's concern is prevention and control of communicable diseases, environmental health, etc. Offers online information in categories: Travelers' Health, Health Topics A-Z, Publications, Software & Products, Data and Statistics, etc. Offers links to the WEB sites of CDC's 11 centers, institute and offices.
  • Center for International Health Information (CIHI)
    Disseminates health and population statistics on developing countries. Provides statistics by region: Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and by country. CIHI is a USAID resouce that serves under contract as a health data reference bureau for the Population, Health and Nutrition Center (PHNC) of USAID's Global Bureau.
  • Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
    Administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the Child Health insurance programs.
  • Changing America: Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being by Race and Hispanic Origin
    Covers trends in U.S. demography with the emphasis on race and hispanic origin issues under Population in PDF format.
  • Children's Defense Fund
    Offers Children in the States data, other statistical information, etc.
  • ChildStats
    Offers child and family statistics. Presents America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being (the annual Federal monitoring report on the status of the Nation's children), which includes statistics on population and family characteristics, etc.
  • Country Health Profiles
    (Pan American Health Organization - PAHO). Offers population, health and epidemiology statistics as Health in the Americas publication as well as Individual country profiles. Covers all countries of the Americas. PAHO's country profile database functions as the official regional information source on mortality in the Americas.
  • County and City Data Book
    Offers electronic versions of the 1988, 1994, 2000 County and City Data Books. This service provides the opportunity to create custom printouts and/or customized data subsets. Data includes demographics, vital and socioeconomic statistics for U.S. in general, states, counties, and cities.
  • Current Population Reports
    U.S. Bureau of Census. Subdivided in series. Ser P-60 Consumer income, Ser P-70 Household economics, Ser-P20 Population characteristics, Ser P-25 Population estimates and projections, Ser P-28 Special censuses, Ser P-23 Special studies Ser P-26 Federal-state cooperative programs for pop. estimates, Ser P- 27 Farm population. Check CLIO for holdings. See most recent issues of the series online.
  • Current Population Survey
    Covers demography and socioeconomic statistics, etc.
  • Data Ferret
    (U.S. Bureau of the Census in collaboration with the Bureau of Labor Statistics and other statistical agencies.) Offers data from various surveys, icluding surveys on labor.
  • DDHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)
    Under ASPE Policy and Research Topics select a topic such as: children with disabilities, children health insurance, domestic violence, general health insurance, homelessness, immigrants, teen pregnancy, working adults with disabilities, welfare issues, etc.
  • Demographic and Health Surveys
    DHS Surveys provide large sample data for a wide range of monitoring and impact evaluation indicators in the areas of population, health (including aid/hiv) and nutrition. Scope: international.
  • Families USA Foundation
    Families USA is a "national nonprofit organization dedicated to the achievement of high- quality, affordable health and long-term care for all Americans." Produces health policy reports, intends to serve as a consumer clearinghouse for information about the health care system, conducts public information campaigns on public health issues, etc. Offers information including publications, often created by contract with other organizations, on children's health, children's health insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.
  • Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
    Contains data on all vehicle crashes in the United States that occur on public roadway and involve a fatality in the crash. Provides tables of crushes by given criteria: alcohol accidents, pedestrians killed, etc.
  • Fatality Facts (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)
    Under Fatality Facts offers vehicles fatality facts by type of vehicle, gender, age, state, etc.
  • FedStats (Federal Statistics)
    Offers statistics produced for public use by more than 70 U.S. Federal Government agencies. Allows to search for statistics by agency, by program (subject), by subject alphabetically (A to Z), by keyword (search the entire site), by region (county, state, country approach), provides links to other sites, etc. Site Map provided helps easy choice of search approach. Under Fast Facts provides links to and allows to view the full text of Statistical Abstract of the United States, State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, Socioeconomic Status, etc. Accidents and injuries statistics can be found in Programs under Safety Statistics category.
  • FedStats: U.S. Federal Statistical Agencies
    Offers links to all federal agencies with statistical programs.
  • Health at a Glance: OECD Indicators
    Offers vital, health and healthcare statistics for 30 countries-members of OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
  • Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP)
    Produced by AHRQ "HCUP Databases include the largest collection of longitudinal hospital care data in the United States. HCUPnet provides free, immediate access to national, regional, and State-level hospital inpatient statistics based on HCUP data. HCUP Tools & Software help health services researchers and decision makers to use HCUP and other similar databases. HCUP Reports feature new findings, publications, research notes based on HCUP data, and technical reports about HCUP issues."
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    A 'compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources.'
  • Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970
    U.S. Bureau of Census.
    Ref HA202 Un32
  • Immigration and Naturalization Statistics (INS)
    Covers immigration to the United States.
  • Infonation
    (U.N.) InfoNation is an easy-to- use, two-step database that allows you to view and compare the most up-to-date statistical data for the Member States of the United Nations. Data for each country includes demography, socioeconomic statistics, etc.
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
    "The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization. IARC's mission is to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, the mechanisms of carcinogenesis, and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control. The Agency is involved in both epidemiological and laboratory research and disseminates scientific information through publications, meetings, courses, and fellowships." Offers publications and databases "including the Monographs Database containing a complete list of agents, mixtures and exposures, all evaluated with their classifications, the Cancer Epidemiolgy Database which provides access to information on the occurrence of cancer worldwide, IARC's TP53 Database, and other useful resources. IARC Resources: IARC Monographs Database on Carcinogenic Risks to Humans; IARC Cancer Epidemiology Database; IARC Screening Group; IARC TP53 Database; EPIC - European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition; Genetic Epidemiology Database; INHANCE - International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium; ILCCO - International Lung Cancer Consortium" etc. and related resources:" CAREX - International Information on Occupational Exposure to Carcinogens compiled by the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, in collaboration with IARC", etc.
  • Kaiser Family Foundation
    "The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the nation." Offers evaluation, surveys and statistics on major health issues - Medicaid, Medicare, Health Insurance, etc. Offers comprehensive statistical reports, e.g. "Medicaid Enrollment in 50 states" with annual updates, etc.
  • Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC)
    The weekly MMWR is available in PDF and HTML. Look under Publications, or Disease Trends categories, or search by keyword, such as accidents, etc.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
    Under Publications offers full- text papers, many of which contain statistics in various economic and social areas, including demographics.. All papers are searchable by keyword.
  • National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP)
    'The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) is the nation ’s leading public policy center dedicated to promoting the economic security, health, and well-being of America’s low-income families and children. NCCP uses research to inform policy and practice with the goal of ensuring positive outcomes for the next generation.'
  • National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
    Offers statistics on education in U.S.
  • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
    Offers miscellaneous health related statistics in format of tables, charts, etc.
  • National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
    Child abuse statistics resource.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
    Offers statistics on the prevalence of the mental disorders.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
    Offers alcohol and alcoholism statistics under Publications category, Databases category (Quick Facts), etc.
  • National Institue on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
    Offers surveys results like The Monitoring the Future Study which has released 1998 data for alcohol and drug use by students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades; reports like Economic Costs of Alcohol and Drug Abuse in the United States, 1992 Report, etc.
  • National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
    Offers statistics in Aviation category.
  • New York City Department of City Planning
    Offers demographic, vital and socieconomic statistics for NYC including stats by community district, etc.
  • New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOH)
    Provides Vital Records application instructions, current information on health issues in NYC, concise guidelines on various illnesses and healthcare issues and related NYC information, Press Releases, health fairs and other events schedules, meetings and seminars, etc. Under DOH Publications offers full text of publications on various public health issues like lead poisoning, AIDS, asthma, tuberculosis, rabies prevention, school admission requirements, immunization, etc. in PDF format. Provides city hotlines phone numbers, etc. Includes EpiQuery, an interactive health information system designed to provide data by neighborhood and borough
  • New York State Data Center
    Offers Census statistics for NYS.
  • New York State Department of Health
    Variety of health related statistics.
  • Nutrition Country Profiles
    Offers nutrition related health statistics for individual countries.
  • Office of Minority Health
    Offers minority population health statistics in several health areas including Cancer Screening and Management.
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
    Offers links to OSHA's guidelines. OSHA's mission is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
    "Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations, and health sciences libraries which provides timely, convenient access to selected public health resources on the Internet." Offers links to useful Public Health and statistical resources in multiple categories.
  • Population Index
    'Population Index is the primary reference tool to the world's population literature. It presents an annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. This website provides a searchable and browsable database containing 46,035 abstracts of demographic literature published in Population Index in the period 1986-2000.'
  • Population Information Network (POPIN)
    Offers statistics on world population trends, including fertility, contraceptive use, etc. Offers abortion statistics and abortion policies by country, maternal mortality, etc. under World Population Trends category and further under World Abortion Policies.
  • Safety and Health Statistics (BLS)
    Comprehensive coverage of occupational accidents, injuries, safety statistics.
  • Social Security Office of Research, Evaluation and Statistics (ORES)
    Provides ongoing statistical data and research analyses of the old- age, survivors, and disability insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.
  • Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
    'Provides statistical data from U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and international organizations from 1983.'
  • Statistics of Income
    (IRS). Produces data files compiled from tax and information returns filed with the IRS.
  • U.S. Census Bureau: U.S. State Data Centers
    Offers U.S. statistics by state.
  • United Nations
    Under Economic and Social Development category offers important subcategories and links. Under Humanitarian Affairs the Land Mines category provides land mines casualty data by country, and the ReliefWeb link offers natural disaster incidence by country, etc.
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
    Offers statistics including environmental statistics under Statistics category and under Publications.
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
    Offers Human Development Reports in PDF format with statistics on human development indicators for developing countries and industrial countries (life expectancy, mortality, social, health, etc.)
  • United Nations Statistics Division
    Offers miscellaneous international indicators and statistics with links to Internet statistics sites. Covers population, demography, socioeconomic factors, vital statistics. Presents statistics on all aspects of World's Women: demographic, socioeconomic, labor, education, health, etc.
  • Urban Institute
    A nonprofit economic and social policy research organization. Under Research - By Topic - Social Welfare offers research papers on public health and health insurance. Also offers assessment of Medicaid and health insurance trends under Research - By Topic - Federalism, etc.
  • Women of Color Health Data Book (NWHIC)
    Offers statistics on demographics of women of color (black, Asian, American Indian, Hispanic). Special attention is given to age groups: adolescent and elderly.
  • Women's Health
    This site, sponsored by DHSS, offers statistics on women's health, health disparities profiles and other public health information on multiple aspects of women's health
  • Women's Health USA (HRSA)
    Offers statistics on women's health in the USA. Provided by HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bereau.
  • World Bank
    Offers World Development Indicators (data includes demographics), World Development Reports, Country Data, Data by Topics, etc. under Data category.
  • World Drug Report - Global Illicit Drug Trends
    This database offers information and 'statistics on the world supply in and demand for illicit drugs.
  • World Statistics (Information Please Almanac)
    Under World Stats. category offers population statistics for selected countries of the world. Under U.S. Stats offers U.S. statistics: profile of the United States, demography, population, immigration, marital status and household characteristics, births, mortality, miscellaneous.
  • Youth Indicators (NCES)
    Offers statistics on youth pregnancies, abortions, etc.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias & Guides

  • Almanac of the 50 States
    Information Pubications.
    REF HA 214 A455
  • Atlas of Cancer Incidence in England and Wales
    Ref RC279 G7 D94
  • Atlas of Cancer Incidence in the Former German Democratic Republic
    Ref RC279 G3 A85
  • Atlas of U.S. Cancer Mortality Among Non-Whites
    1950-1980. DHHS publ.
    Ref RC276 A835
  • Atlas of U.S. Cancer Mortality Among Whites
    1950-1980. DHHS publ.
    Ref RC276 A84
  • Black Americans: A statistical sourcebook
    REF E185.86 B52
  • Characteristics of Physicians
    U.S. by the state. 52 vols.
    Ref RA 410.7 C37
  • Encyclopedia of Statistics in Behavioral Science
    'Presents accessible, high quality articles that are lively, statistically sound and with many practical examples. It provides complete coverage of current statistical methods ranging through confirmatory factor analysis, structural equation modeling, random effect/multilevel modeling, generalized linear models, computationally intensive methods such as the bootstrap, and many more.'
  • Health Alamanac
    Ref RA 407.3 M26
  • Health and Health Care in New York City: Local, State and National Perspectives
    Ref RA407.4 .N7 H34
  • Health Care Annual. Data on Hospitals in New York
    United Hospital Fund. 1980
    Ref RA 447 N48 H33
  • Health Care State Rankings
    Ref RA 445 H3425
  • Health Conditions in the Americas
    1960- Latest in Ref (Title: HEALTH IN THE AMERICAS).
    Ref RA10 P192
  • Health of the City
    NYC Department of Health.
    Ref RA 407.4 N7 H36 
  • Health Personnel in the United States
    Eight Report to the Congress. 1991.
    Ref RA410.6 H42
  • Health Statistics from the Americas
    Ref RA10 H45
  • Health Status of Minorities and Low-Income Groups
    3rd ed. 1991.
    Ref RA 448.4 R83
  • Health, United States
    1975- U.S. DHDW publ.
    Ref RA 407.5 N7 H36
  • Hispanic Americans: A statistical Sourcebook
    Ref E184 S75 H27
  • Monthly Benefit Statistics
    1982- U.S. DHHS publ.
    Serial M Ref STX
  • New Jersey Health Statistics
    1971, 1982- Serial REF
    RA 407.4 N5 N2
  • New York City Community Health Atlas
    Ref G 1254 N4 E53 K7
  • New York State Municipal Profiles
    Ref HA541 N48
  • New York State Statistical Yearbook
    Offers Demographic and Health & Human Services statistics for NYS. Health and Human Services statistics includes hospital and psychiatric, and substance abuse facilities and programs admissions, number of patients, and discharges; Social Security and SSI benefit statistics; medical expenditures; family assistance; food and energy assistance; adoptions, child support and services, etc.
    For years prior to 1998 search CLIO for print edition.
    Ref HA541 N42
  • Physician Characterisitcs and Distribution in the U.S.
    Ref RA 410.7 P56
  • Physician Marketplace Statistics: Profiles for detailed specialities, selected states and practice arrangements. AMA Center for Health Policy Research
    Ref R 729.P48
  • Physician Supply and Characteristics in New York State
    Ref RA 410.8 N49
  • Seamic Health Statistics
    Ref RA 407.5 As78
  • Selected Health Statistics for Counties with Nuclear Facilities
    1960-1983 New York State.
    Ref RA 407.4 N7 T37
  • Sexually transmitted Disease Surveillance
    U.S. DHHS/CDCP publ.1989-
    Ref RA 644 V4 S4
  • Source Book of Health Insurance Data
    New York. Health Insurance Institute.
    Ref HG 9369 So8
    SPSS training is available at Teacher's College. Please, check TC's class schedule for availability of SPSS classes.
  • SSI Receipients by the State and County
    1991- U.S. DHHS. Social Security Administration.
    Serial S Ref STX
  • State and Metropolitan Area Data Book
    1991- Incudes population, labor, employment, income, education, crime rates.
    Ref HA202 St23
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    Offers statistics and data collection methodology.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    U.S.Department of Commerce.Bureau of Census 1960- Serial S Latest in Ref.
    Ref HA202 St2
  • Statistical Abstract of the World
    1994- Gale Research Inc.
    Ref HA154 S73
  • Statistical Yearbook
    Aka United Nation's Statistical Yearbook and Statistical yearbook = Annuaire statistique = Anuario estadístico [catalog record] .Free PDF versions of yearbooks are available from 2008 on. Offers demographic, vital, socio-economic, etc., statistics worldwide. Included is: Population, rate of increase, birth and death rates, surface area and density; Population by sex, rate of population increase, surface area and density; Selected indicators of life expectancy, childbearing and mortality, etc.
  • Universal Healthcare Alamanac: A complete guide to healthcare professional: Facts, Figures, Analysis
    Ref RA 407 U5
  • World Health Statistics Annual
    1962- World Health Organization.
    Serial W Ref STX

Directories & Associations