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AccessMedicine provides access to many medical and clinical titles, including the following:

AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors
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After registering, users can annotate sections, save searches, and bookmark most-used pages. Browse for topics of interest by table of contents or use the search box to find the information you need.

APHA: Reports & Issue Briefs
The American Public Health Association provides free access here to to the reports and briefs it has written on a variety of timely topics such as health reform, preparedness, food and nutrition, and school, health and education among others.

APA Books
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A collection of several dozen recent ebooks by the American Psychological Association. Topics relevant to public health include addiction, aging, research methods, and violence.

Bad Bug Book (Second Edition): Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US FDA, 2012; updated periodically)
Basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. Recent articles from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports have been added to selected chapters to update the handbook with information on later outbreaks or incidents of foodborne disease. At the end of selected chapters on pathogenic microorganisms, links are included to relevant PubMed abstracts and GenBank genetic loci.

Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences (NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research)
The OBSSR created this resource to "provide guidance to NIH investigators on how to rigorously develop and evaluate mixed methods research applications. They developed a report of "best practices" to assist investigators using mixed methods as they develop competitive applications for support from NIH; assist reviewers and staff for review panels at NIH who evaluate applications that include mixed methods research; and to provide the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), and the NIH Institutes and Centers, with "best practices" to use as they consider potential contributions of mixed methods research, select reviewers, plan new initiatives, and set priority areas for their science."

California Research Bureau Reports
"The California Research Bureau (CRB) provides nonpartisan research services to the Governor and his staff, to both houses of the legislature, and to other state elected officials." CRB reports from spring 1996 to the most current are available here.

California Statistical Abstract
"A compilation of data on social, economic, and physical aspects of the State. The volume is a cooperative effort of various government agencies, coordinated and issued annually by the California Department of Finance, Economic Research Unit." Versions from 2000 to 2008 are online.

CDC Wonder
CDC Wonder provides access to a variety of CDC reports, guidelines, and about 40 text-based and numeric databases. Numeric information includes census data, mortality data, and natality data as well as surveillance information.

Cold Spring Harbor Monograph Archive
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The Cold Spring Harbor Monograph Archive includes 59 full text online scholarly volumes spanning 1970-2009. This collection of titles from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press "provide the life science community with definitive reviews of progress in areas of molecular, cell, and developmental biology, genetics, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, and molecular pathology."

Commonwealth Fund Publications
The Commonwealth Fund produces over 100 publications annually on health care uality, performance, and financing, elderly care, child health, and state and international health policy.

County and City Data Book: 2007 edition
Data from the Census Bureau on states, counties, cities of more than 25,000 or more inhabitants, and places with 2,500 or more inhabitants.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
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Hundreds of searchable full text books on various topics: Toxicology, the Environment, Food, Nutrition, Statistics, Public Administration, Business, Forensic Science, and many more. Each netBASE may be searched individually or in any combination.
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Current Protocols Manuals via CP Online
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Access available to several items in this series, including Current Protocols in Human Genetics, Current Protocols in Toxicology, Current Protocols in Bioinformatics, and more. CP is searchable across the series, or in any selected volumes.

Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care
This web site provides access to all Atlas reports and publications, as well as interactive tools to allow visitors to view specific regions and perform their own comparisons and analyses.

Delta Omega Classics
"Delta Omega classics are important texts, which have been deemed public health classics ... They are generally out of print, or not widely available in libraries." Titles include:

Diabetes in America, 2nd Edition (1995)
This compilation was designed to provide most accurate and useful data on diabetes and its complications in the U.S. It's descriptive epidemiology of diabetes includes prevalance, incidence, sociodemographic characteristics, risk factors for developing diabiates, and mortality. Economic aspects, including health insurance and health care costs, and diabetes in special populations, including African Americans, Hispanics, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, and pregnant women, are also covered.

Digital Collections
National Library of Medicine's Digital Collections is a free online archive of biomedical resources. It includes digitized texts and films. In this manner, NLM is able to preserve and provide unique access to NLM's rich, historical resources. Read digitized texts such as The Art of Preserving Health, a Poem by John Armstrong, 1745 or, from a hundred years later, Thoughts on the Connection of Life, Mind, and Matter by John Batchelder. View digitized films such as Personal Hygiene for Women by the US Navy, 1943 or The Biography of an Epidemic: An Oral History of Doctors and AIDS by the NLM in 2001. A classic collection.

DSM Library
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Includes the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, as well as DSM-I through DSM-IV. Also includes DSM-5 Clinical Cases and more.

Elsevier Ebook Collections (2012-) new
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Eleven subject disciplines are represented in this collection including biomedical science and medicine, materials science, engineering, computer science, food and agriculture. Imprints represented include Academic Press, Mosby Saunders Churchill Livingston, Pergamon, and Elsevier Science among others. Elsevier’s ebooks contain direct links to journal articles and SCOPUS content where possible and embedded audio, video and multimedia features.

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A database of over 50,000 complete e-books covering most subject areas including: business and economics, environmental sciences, law, public health, medicine, microbiology, sociology, engineering, and more.
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Europeana links you to over 6 million digital images, videos, texts and sounds from over 50 of Europe's museums, galleries, archives and libraries, including the national libraries of most of the European countries such as the British Library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, and the Biblioteca Nacional de España. Search results can be limited by language, country, date, provider, and type.

Exposure Factors Handbook, U.S. EPA
The purpose of the Exposure factors handbook is to summarize data on human behaviors and characteristics that affect exposure to environmental contaminants, and recommend values to use for these factors. The Handbook reviews and summarizes data on the various factors used in the exposure assessment and non-chemical specific data on exposure factors in the following areas: ingestion of water and other select liquids; non-dietary ingestion factors; ingestion of soil and dust; inhalation rates; dermal exposure factors; body weight; intake of fruits and vegetables; intake of fish and shellfish; intake of meats, dairy products, and fats; intake of grain products; intake of home-produced foods; total food intake; human milk intake; activity factors; consumer products; lifetime; and building characteristics.

General Accounting Office Reports
The GAO "is the investigative arm of Congress. GAO examines the use of public funds, evaluates federal programs and activities, and provides analyses, options, recommendations, and other assistance to help the Congress make effective oversight, policy, and funding decisions." Their reports cover a broad range of topics, including Agriculture and Food, Environmental Protection, Health, and Social Services. Reports are searchable by report number, date, subject words, title, etc.

General, Applied and Systems Toxicology
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"Over 45 new articles have been published online alongside the 149 articles originally published in the third edition of General and Applied Toxicology to produce an even more comprehensive online reference work: General, Applied and Systems Toxicology. The new articles have been taken from the Handbook of Systems Toxicology, previously published in print in January 2011. This new and expanded online major reference work provides a comprehensive and in-depth review of toxicology in its entirety."

Grey Literature Report
Quarterly publication alerting readers to new grey public health and health policy literature publications as they are acquired by the New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Health, United States (US CDC)
"Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics. The report consists of two main sections: A chartbook containing text and figures that illustrates major trends in the health of Americans; and a trend tables section that contains detailed data tables. The two main components are supplemented by an executive summary, a highlights section, an extensive appendix and reference section, and an index." Prior editions back to 1975 are also available online.

HIV InSite Knowledge Base (UCSF)
The HIV InSite Knowledge Base is a comprehensive "hypertextbook" of HIV disease consisting of over 100 chapters. The complete online edition is available, including figures, tables, and references.

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change (2010)
"The purpose of this paper is to identify research needs for all aspects of the research-to-decision making pathway that will help us understand and mitigate the health effects of climate changeas well as ensure that we choose the healthiest and most efficient approaches to climate change adaptation." This report, compiled by the ad hoc Interagency Working Group on Climate Change and Health, gives us the state-of-the-science on how climate change can affect human health. The report looks at the human health consequences of climate change on 11 diseases/health consequences including cancer, asthma, cardiovascular disease and stroke, vectorborne and zoonotic diseases, and developmental effects.

ICD9/ICD9CM Online
This is a free searchable and browsable 2006 ICD-9-CM database.

Access to 2006 ICD-9-CM volumes 1,2 and 3, Tables of neoplasms and drugs/chemicals, and DRG classifications with ICD-9-CM assignments.

International Classification of Diseases (NCHS, CDC)
Has the latest information on International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modification (ICD-CM). ICD is the classification used to code and classify mortality data from death certificates. ICD-CM is used to code and classify morbidity data from the inpatient and outpatient records, physician offices, and most NCHS surveys. Some of the ICD and ICD-CM codes are available via ftp on the site, along with guidelines, conversion Tables, and addenda.

Knovel Library
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This database contains nearly 2,000 titles, several with interactive tables and other "productivity tools." Topics covered include chemistry, materials properties, mechanical engineering, food science, toxicology, and more. Selected titles include Environmental Contaminant Reference Databook; Food Chemical Risk Analysis; Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Patty's Toxicology; Sittig's Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens.
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Medecins Sans Frontieres Medical Reference Books
Free ebooks including Essential Drugs, Essential Obstetric and Newborn Care, Public Health Engineering, and more.

Medical Heritage Library
The Medical Heritage Library (MHL) provides free access to quality historical resources in medicine. Its contributors include the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library at Yale University, the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University, and the New York Academy of Medicine, among many others. You'll find here digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films, with some from as far back as the 1400's. You can search the full text of all items since each page of each book has been digitized, with each word indexed. You can also search the collection by catalog record, or browse by subject, keyword, or date. Find here items such as A Mechanical Account of Poisons (1708), Jennings' A Manual of Plague (1903), a 1913 edition of Gray's Anatomy, and Marlboro commercials from the 1960's among many other interesting books and videos.

Medical History of British India: Disease Prevention and Public Health
This web site allows you to browse or search through almost 50 Disease and Public Health reports from the National Library of Scotland's India Papers collection. These reports deal with efforts around diseases such as cholera, plague, malaria, and leprosy, among others, and date from 1868-1920.

Medicine in the Americas
"Medicine in the Americas is a digital library project that makes freely available original works demonstrating the evolution of American medicine from colonial frontier outposts of the 17th century to research hospitals of the 20th century." This collection covers 1610 - 1920 and includes works from the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

Mental Health, United States, 2010
Reports on the nation's mental health system across three themes: people; treatment facility characteristics; and payers and payment mechanisms. Includes state-level data, needs of children and military personnel, and services in non-traditional settings. .

Merck Index Online
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The Merck Index is an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals. The over 11,000 monographs for single substances and related groups of compounds cover the following: chemical, generic, and brand names; CAS registry numbers; physical data and literature references; structures and stereochemistry; toxicity information; and therapeutic uses. The section on organic name reactions can be browsed or searched by keyword. Name reaction descriptions are detailed and include literature references. The Merck Index database is also structure-searchable with installation of a free ChemDraw plug-in from CambridgeSoft.

Merck Manual of Geriatrics, 3rd ed.
An "interdisciplinary textbook that reflects the optimal approach to geriatric care", this text is primarily for clinicians, but also for others involved in geriatric care, including patients and their families.

National Academies Press Books
The NAP publishes reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Over 4,000 NAP books are now available for free download in pdf format. Sign in required. Subject categories include agriculture, environment and environmental studies, food and nutrition, and health and medicine. Recent titles include:

National Intelligence Council (CIA) publications
The NIC is "a bridge between the intelligence and policy communities, a source of deep substantive expertise on intelligence issues, and a facilitator of Intelligence Community collaboration and outreach. The NIC Collection includes hundreds of declassified National Intelligence Estimates and other publications produced by the NIC or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates." One recent publication is Strategic Implications of Global Health (December 2008). Topics include global water security, HIV/AIDS, global humanitarian emergencies, global migration, infectious diseases, and environmental problems.

National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP; formerly NEPIS) (US EPA)
Thousands of U.S. EPA publications are available for searching, viewing, and printing. Searchable by title, publication number, and more.

National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens (US DHHS National Toxicology Program)
This annual report "identifies and discusses agents, substances, mixtures, or exposure circumstances that may pose a carcinogenic hazard to human health." The report lists substances as either "Known to be Human Carcinogens" or "Reasonably Anticipated to be Human Carcinogens." The 12th RoC was released on June 10, 2011.

Nutrition Care Manual
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This manual from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) provides information on nutritional interventions and nutritional therapy for various disease conditions, client education materials, sample meal plans for specific disease conditions. Includes cultural food practices of different ethnic groups, recommended dietary intakes, and information on various dietary regimens.

OMIM, Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (US National Library of Medicine)
OMIM is a database of human genes and genetic disorders.

Online Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Diseases (OMMBID)
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"OMMBID provides the latest knowledge on the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of a growing list of inherited diseases, as well as updates on pathophysiology and treatment." Useful for researchers, educators, students, and clinicians.

Oxford Scholarship Online: Public Health and Epidemiology
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Dozens of full-text electronic books covering many subjects within Public Health and Epidemiology. Selected titles include:

Oxford Textbook of Medicine (5 ed.)
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The Oxford Textbook of Medicine covers the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties. Articles in the text include the topics of public health, epidemiology, bioterrorism, occupational and environmental health, and reproductive health, among many others.

Once at the web site, scroll down to view the Table of contents. Click on a chapter heading of interest. Then scroll down and click on [link] next to the article you wish to read. You'll then see the text of the article available with a link to the pdf version on the far right side of the screen. The articles here are also accessable by using the search box on the far left.

Pharmaceutical Substances
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A complete reference guide to 2300 active pharmaceutical ingredients. The description of each compound includes: Chemical structure, graphical representation of synthetic route including intermediates, nomenclature, ATC codes, medical applications/Therapeutic category, toxicological data, patent number, commercial information, and bibliographic information including CASSI codes.

The Practical Guide: Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (October 2000)
From the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, in cooperation with the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.

Progress of Nations 2000 (UNICEF)
Information and statistics on international children's health.

RAND Documents
Full-text Rand monograph/reports, papers, and classics available via HTML or PDF. Subjects covered include child policy, environment and energy, health, and social welfare.

Royal Society of Chemistry dBook Collection
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Collection of over 1,000 biology, chemical science, and medicinal drug discovery books published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Subjects of possible interest in the collection include environment, food, nanoscience, and general chemistry.

Safari Online: O'Reilly computer manuals
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Includes over 300 titles — all computer manuals published by O'Reilly from 2002 to 2005, plus newly released titles as they are added. Includes books on HTML, Web development, Perl, Unix, as well as bioinformatics, business, and human-computer interaction.

Sax's Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials
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Sax's contains data on toxicologicy, flammability, reactivity, explosive potential, and regularity information for about 26,000 substances.

Scriver's OMMBID: The Online Metabolic & Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease
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Information on the molecular and metabolic underpinnings of inherited diseases, as well as updates on pathophysiology and treatment. In addition to searching by keyword, users can limit their search to images, tables or even a discrete section of chapters. Also included is a section highlighting updates to the text.

SEER Cancer Statistics Review
"The SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program) Cancer Statistics Review, a report of the most recent cancer incidence, mortality, and survival statistics, is published annually by the Cancer Statistics Branch of the National Cancer Institute." Data and statistical software are also available.

SpringerLink e-Books
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Includes thousands of Springer ebooks published from 2005 to 2013. Each book chapter is available as in PDF and html formats. They may be downloaded or printed. Springer also offers library users the chance to order (for a fee) a softcover of many of the Springer books through Springer's My Copy print-on-demand service. SpringerLink subject collections include: Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Economics, Medicine, and others.

State and Metropolitan Area Data Book 2006
Information in the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book covers the following topical areas: age, agriculture, births, business establishments, communications, construction, cost of living, crime, deaths, education, elections, employment, energy, finance, government, health, households, housing, immigration, income, manufactures, marriages and divorces, media, natural resources, population, poverty, race and Hispanic origin, residence, retail sales, science and engineering, social services, tourism, transportation, and veterans.

State of World Population report (UN Population Fund)
This annual report offers detailed information and statistics on world population issues. Each year's report focuses on a different theme. Previous years' reports are also available online.

State of the World's Children (UNICEF)
"Each year, UNICEF's flagship publication, The State of the World's Children, closely examines a key issue affecting children. The report includes supporting data and statistics and is available in French and Spanish language versions." Previous years' reports are also available online.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
1878 to present versions are available online.

Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2013 (ProQuest)
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This compendium of statistics on the United States provides a convenient online one-stop source for statistical references as well as a guide to additional sources of information both in print and on the Web. The ProQuest version is the successor to the Statistical Abstract published by the U.S. Census Bureau from 1878-2012. While the ProQuest version contains a lot of the same types of data, you'll find some differences from the versions published by the Census Bureau because the private sector does not have access to government confidential data which was abstracted and anonymized to form the official government version.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (US Census Bureau)
1878 to 2012 versions are available online with some data back to 1789. 2012 is the last edition published by the US government.

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From CRC Press, STATSnetBASE is a full text collection of electronic books on statistical analysis, methods, theory, and more. The list is searchable and browsable by subject.

Surgeons General's Reports on the Web (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Full text (PDF) of all Surgeon General's Reports from 1964 to present. This site also includes relevant articles, bibliographies, proceedings, and photographs.

Thieme E-Book Library
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An online reference library of several dozen textbooks and atlases, primarily in the basic sciences, with some clinical titles. Books may be accessed through the tables of contents, indexes, or searched, and individual pages may be bookmarked for future use. In addition, these books may be downloaded to your computer for you to view offline. Titles include Color Atlas of Biochemistry, Color Atlas of Immunology, Color Atlas of Neuroscience, and the Pocket Atlas of Nutrition, among many others.

USA Counties 1998
USA Counties provides data for the United States, 50 states and the District of Columbia, and counties. Some of the general topics covered include age, crime, earnings, education, health, housing, income, population, poverty, and vital statistics.

University of California Press eScholarship Editions
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"Over 1,200 online editions are available here through a partnership with the University of California Press and the California Digital Library's eScholarship program. Nearly 400 of the titles are available to the general public; the rest are for UC faculty, staff, and students only." The list can be searched and is browsable by subject, author, or title.

Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection
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"Includes 950 books with a 2011 publication date. The collection includes books in the life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Exclusions to the collection are textbooks, major reference works, professional and trade titles and consumer books. "

WHO Report on Global Surveillance of Epidemic-prone Infectious diseases (2000)
"This report focuses on the analysis and interpretation of data collected by WHO on the surveillance of infectious epidemic diseases, the strengths and weaknesses of the data, and how the data can be used and interpreted. There are several aspects of this report that are worth noting. First, time series data for approximately half a century are reported for many of these diseases. Such data allow recent changes to be interpreted in a long-term perspective. Second, this volume uses a multiple disease approach, and examines not only the surveillance of nine different diseases, but also contrasts and compares their global surveillance systems." The report discusses Yellow fever, Plague, Cholera, Meningococcal disease, Dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever, Influenza, African trypanosomiasis, HIV/AIDS, and Leishmaniasis and leishmania/HIV co-infection.

The Women's Health Data Book: A Profile of Women's Health in the United States, 3rd Edition (December 2001)
This book, published by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health, "offers the latest data and trends on the wide range of health issues that affect women across their life spans, including chronic conditions, reproductive health, mental health, violence, health behaviors, and access to and quality of health services received by women. Information is included on disparities in health status and access to care among subgroups of women, highlighting the populations of women who are at greatest risk."

World Bank e-Library
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The World Bank eLibrary contains the full collection of all World Bank publications and research including books published since the 1990s; all World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO) since 1996; all the issues of Development Outreach; and all the Policy Research Working Papers since 1995. The updated platform allows better access to book chapters and pdf content, a new country browse option, and mobile access, among other new or imporved features.

World Bank eLibrary User Guide

World Factbook
Maps and information on the geography, people, economy, etc. of every country in the world. Published annually by the CIA.

The World Health Report (WHO)
"The World Health Report is WHO's leading publication. Each year the report combines an expert assessment of global health, including statistics relating to all countries, with a focus on a specific subject. The main purpose of the report is to provide countries, donor agencies, international organizations and others with the information they need to help them make policy and funding decisions." Previous year's WHRs are also available online.

The World's Youth 2013 Data Sheet
This report, published by the Population Reference Bureau, provides worldwide regional and national data on population, education, and health, with a special focus on sexual and reproductive health.

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