Disabilities Databases

The websites listed below feature extensive, searchable databases of disability-related organizations, assistive devices, documents, and other resources. The information in these database may be on- or off-line, and may or may not be linked to other web sites.
Note: For databases of Internet links and other comprehensive guides to online disability information, see our separate page of disability meta sites.
A database of more than 27,000 assistive devices and other products which are available from approximately over 2,600 domestic and international manufacturers and distributors. Detailed descriptions of each product including price and company information are provided. Search by product keyword, company, or brand name. ABLEDATA’s Assistive Technology Library contains references to a wide variety of books, articles, papers and other paper and electronic publications that deal with topics relating to assistive technology.
CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research
Produced by the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange, CIRRIE is a bibliographic database of published materials dealing with rehabilitation research conducted outside of the United States.
DIRLINE (Directory of Information Resources Online)
Looking for a health organization? DIRLINE is the National Library of Medicine’s online database “containing location and descriptive information about a wide variety of information resources including organizations, research resources, projects, and databases concerned with health and biomedicine.”
Case Management Resource Guide
Geared primarily to health care providers, the Case Management Resource Guide is an extensive print and electronic directory of over 120,000 health care services and products.
CHID Online – The Combined Health Information Database
A regularly updated bibliographic database which contains information about health-related resources produced by federal agencies.
National Clearinghouse of Rehabilitation Training Materials (NCRTM) – Catalog Database
Search the NCRTM catalog training materials for rehabilitation practitioners.
National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC)
The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) collects and disseminates the results of federally funded research projects. It also collects commercially published books, journal articles, and audiovisuals. The site includes databases for REHABDATA (summaries of 51,000 documents); the NIDRR Program Directory (descriptions of research-in-progress by 300; NIDRR-funded projects; the NIDRR Compendium (bibliographic citations and summaries for 2,000 documents, fact sheets, videos, brochures, and other products by NIDRR-funded projects); and the NARIC Knowledgebase (a database of 700 “content-deep” Internet sites, 1200 organizations, and 400 newsletters and journals).
Self-Help Sourcebook OnLine
Sponsored by Mental Health Net, this is a searchable database of “800+ national, international and demonstrational model self-help support groups.” It is based on
information provided by the American Self-Help Clearinghouse, which has long published a print directory of support groups.
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