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EHS 497/597 Special Problems in Education: Resources

These are not the only options, but simply suggested places you might find helpful.  Ask if you need additional assistance!




Country Studies - project of the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress.  Includes, continually, if somewhat sporadically, updated information.  Most recent updated editions are on Sudan, Indonesia, and Columbia.  Downloadable as PDFs. 

CIA World Factbook - provides information on the people, society, government and economy for 267 nations.  Each year is available for download as a zip file.

UN Data - statistical tables, country and regional profiles. 

BBC News Country Profiles - instant guide to history, politics and economic background.  Includes video clips from BBC archive. 

Human Rights Watch - Reports of various human rights issues throughout the world. Topics include humanitarian aid, refugee crises, and food security.

CrisisWatch - Internal Crisis Group's global conflict tracker

OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, international organization that works with governments, policy makers, and citizens to build better lives. 

On Our Own: A Survival Guide for Independent LGBTQ Youth - Human Rights Campaign



US Census Bureau National Survey of Children’s Health

Data.govEducation – Data Catalog

U.S. Dept of Education – Institute of Education Sciences

RTI International:

  • National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), 1994-2008 [Public Use] (ICPSR 21600)*
  • National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) Parent Study: Public Use, [United States], 2015-2017 (ICPSR 37375)*

U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Annie E. Casey FoundationKids Count Data Center

ICPSR (the following are examples of data sets):

US Department of Health and Human Services:

*also found in ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) provided through

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