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American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
National organization representing family and consumer sciences professionals across practice areas and content specializations. AAFCS is recognized as the driving force in bringing people together to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
In pursuit of its broad mission, the NICHD conducts and supports laboratory research, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies that explore health processes; examines the impact of disabilities, diseases, and variations on the lives of individuals; and sponsors training programs for scientists, health care providers, and researchers to ensure that NICHD research can continue.
Harvard Center on the Developing Child
Drawing on the full breadth of intellectual resources available across Harvard University’s graduate schools and affiliated hospitals, the Center generates, translates, and applies knowledge in the service of improving life outcomes for children in the United States and throughout the world.
National Council on Family Relations
NCFR is the premier professional association for the multidisciplinary understanding of families.
Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
The CDC provides information on the most current disease-related topics, many of which are discussed in the news and/or in national and international conferences.
ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
As the U.S. government's official web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the web.
American Fact Finder - U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.
Evaluating Websites is an important part of finding reliable information. Anyone can create a website so it is important to evaluate the site for reliability. Websites should meet the following criteria to be considered scholarly:
Accuracy: The site contains accurate information.
Authority: The site author or organization is a recognized leader or expert in their field.
Currency: The site is current and regularly updated.
Objectivity: The site provides unbiased and objective information.
Coverage: The site adequately covers their topic and maintains comprehensive focus.
Check out our tutorial on the Research Help page for more help on evaluating resources!