Websites – U
This is an alphabetical list of websites listed on Harris Library web pages.
The United Nations is a key source for information for all issues relating to international social work. Social work visitors of this vast and comprehensive site may find its Economic and Social Development link especially useful.
United Nations Programme on Ageing
Much of the material on this site was developed in conjunction with UN initiatives related to the International Year of Older Persons in 1999 and the Second World Assembly on Aging in 2002. Although it is not updated frequently, it contains some UN documents as well as proposals for future programs and research.
U. S. Census Bureau Education Statistics
This particular section of the U.S. Census Bureau provides school district statistics relating to enrollment, school costs, school districts and other characteristics crossed by education factors.
U. S. Census Bureau Poverty Statistics
This site provides information on the Poverty Thresholds, statistics on poverty in the United States, and other Federal government poverty reports.
U. S. Census Bureau Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates
This site breaks down national poverty estimates by state, county, school district and Puerto Rico.
U. S. Department of Education
This site provides a wealth of information on education issues. The Publications section includes resource directories, research summaries, information for parents, and education-related legislation. Choose Research & Statistics to be linked to connections for ERIC and Other Clearinghouses, National Research & Development Centers and State Agencies. The site includes a search engine and an A-Z list of topics.
U.S. Department of Education. National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students
An Institute of the U.S. Department of Education that “supports a range of research and development activities designed to improve the education of students at risk of educational failure because of limited English proficiency, poverty, race, geographic location, or economic disadvantage.”
U. S. Department of Health and Human Services
This site can be used to obtain current poverty guidelines and measurements, such as the 2002 HHS Poverty Guidelines.
U. S. Food & Drug Administration
Good and current reliable consumer health medical information on topics such as: medicines, vaccines, women’s health, clinical trials, etc. Use the search index to look up any medical related topic.
University of Michigan Documents Center
This section of the Documents Center site links to information from the statistical agencies of a large number of foreign governments.
University of Pennsylvania. Student’s Guide to Planning a Career in International Social Work
Ann Glusker of the University of Pennsylvania wrote the chapter presented in this site to help students find their way through the process of finding international social work employment.
The Urban Institute
The Institute gathers data, analyzes policies, evaluates programs, and informs community development to improve social, civic, and economic well-being. Involved in all 50 states and abroad in more than 28 countries, the organization shares research findings with policymakers, program administrators, businesses, academics, and the public online and through reports and scholarly books.
USA.gov For Nonprofits [Formerly: NonProfit Gateway]
This site provides an outline of links to Federal government information and services. The “Support” option under the Nonprofit Resources section allows you to search sources of funding availability with direct links to agency and cabinet level departments.