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Population Research

Librarians:
Joann Donatiello
Office: Stokes Library
Phone: 609-258-1377

Elana M. Broch
Office: Stokes Library
Phone: 609-258-5517

Core Resources

Popline  (1970+)
Index to worldwide information about migration, contraceptive methods, demography, family planning, maternal and child health, human fertility, population law and policy, sexually transmitted diseases, vital statistics, etc. Covers journal articles, books, government publications, and technical reports.
PopIndex  (1986-2000.)
Annotated bibliography of global demographic and population literature. Covers books, journal articles, working papers, doctoral dissertations and machine-readable data files. 1937-1985 available in print and partially from JSTOR.
Digital version of the United States Census of Population and Housing.
Demographic indicators including measures of fertility, life expectancy, migration, and measures of the impact of HIV/AIDS.
Note: For 1878-2012, use the Census Site.
Statistical series on subjects ranging from population and land area to production figures for crops and manufactured products. Detailed documentation provides brief histories of the statistical series and source materials.
Social Explorer  (1790+)
Note: Works better with Mozilla Firefox.
Allows user to visually analyze and understand the demography of the United States through the use of interactive maps and data reports.
Indexing and abstracting of the world's literature in sociology and related disciplines, both theoretical and applied. Covers 2,500 journals, conference papers, dissertations, and book reviews. Includes materials in 30 languages.
Coverage of sociology journals, books, and conference proceedings, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study.
300+ signed articles on demographic and related topics

Important Resources

Provides access to U.S. decennial census data, the American Community Survey (ACS), population estimates and more.
Collection of evidence-based medicine databases covering the effects of interventions in health care. Published quarterly. Includes Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews; Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects; Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews; Cochrane Methodology Register; Health Technology Assessment Database; and NHS Economic Evaluation Database.
Covers social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors of American immigration from early settlements to the present. Includes major immigrant groups.
Global Health Database  (1912+)  
Note: If the database is in use, please try again later.
International public health database providing abstracts to literature about healthcare, biomedical life sciences, sexual and reproductive health, communicable and non-communicable diseases, environmental health, public health nutrition, food safety and hygiene . Covers English and foreign language journals, books, reports, patents, dissertations and conference proceedings.
Lists holdings by country and year, but not the specific tables available. Under "Collection Title" select "International Population Census Publications". Enter country in the "Full Text" box.
  • Post-1967 Guide includes detailed listing of the available tables for each census. Search by clicking on the binoculars and entering the country name or other search term.
  • 1945-1967 Guide includes detailed listing of the available tables for each census. Search by clicking on the binoculars and entering the country name or other search term.
  • For pre-1945, use the International Population Census Bibliography, University of Texas at Austin: Bureau of Business Research 1965-1968. Call number: SPIA Reference Z7164 .D3 T45, v.1-6;suppl.
  • MEDLINE (EBSCOhost)  (1928+)  
    Note: Preceded by: Index Medicus 1879-1927 Lewis Ref. 04956.49; Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon-General's Office 1880-1959 (F) 04956.922; Q. Cumulative Index Medicus 1927-1956 ReCAP
    Database of biomedical journal literature providing access to information on population and reproductive biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, the preclinical sciences, and allied health. Worldwide coverage with an emphasis on English-language peer reviewed journals.
    Note: Access restricted to current Princeton University students, faculty and staff. Please login using your Princeton University netID/password.
    Provides international demographic, macro-economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries. Covers economic indicators, population trends, consumer and lifestyle information, country infrastructure, environment and more.
    PubMed  (1879+)  
    Database of biomedical journal literature providing access to information on population and reproductive biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, the preclinical sciences, and allied health. Worldwide coverage with an emphasis on English-language peer reviewed journals. Includes in-process records not yet added to Medline (Silverplatter), some out-of-scope citations, and some that precede the date a journal was selected for Medline indexing.
    Includes annual economic, social, educational, environmental and health data from many of the World Bank's major statistical publications.

    Related Resources

    Indexes statistical publications issued by (1) the U.S. government (ASI; 2004+ full text); (2) international & intergovernmental sources (IIS; 2007+ select full text); and state governments and private sources (SRI). Most sources are available in microfiche.

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