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Healthcare Administration

A research guide for topics in health sciences and healthcare administration

Finding Reliable Data Resources

Finding Reliable Data Sources

Use the resources on this page to find reliable, freely available information sources in the health sciences, including government regulations. 

If you're using Google to find websites, try including one of the following domains in your search to ensure the most high-quality results.

  • site:.gov (websites for government)
  • site:.edu (websites for U.S. institutions of higher education)

Example

A search for government websites only involving the term "hospital management" looks like this:

A search for institutions of higher education websites only involving the term "hospital survey" looks like this:

In either case, you simply follow your search terms with the word "site," a colon, a period, and the domain you want.


You can also try site:.org and site:.int, but sometimes those sites can still be questionable.

Keep in mind that international higher education sites (for example, those from Canada, the U.K., Australia, etc.) do not use the .edu domain. Instead, try looking for the .ac (academic institutions) domain.