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Sources for Statistics and Data

CDC - National Center for Health Statistics

Statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.  NCHS leads the way with accurate, relevant, and timely data.

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OECD Health Data

International Health Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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CDC Fast Stats

Quick access to statistics on topics of public health importance and is organized alphabetically. Links are provided to publications that include the statistics presented, to sources of more data, and to related web pages.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality - Research Tools and Data

Research Findings, Data and Statistical Tools, Reports and Publications from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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State Health Facts

Health Data for states compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics is responsible for data collection, health-related research, production of reports and maintenance of a comprehensive collection of health statistics.

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Research at Health and Human Services Operating Divisions

Tools and data from the Health and Human Services Operating Divisions for scientists, researchers, and the general public.

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Finding Primary References in Health Sciences

This 12 minute video demonstrates how to find Primary References in the Health Sciences.  https://www.screencast.com/t/MqCxK92r5B

Choosing Credible Resources for Research

 

 

ProQuest Search Widget and Recommended Databases.

ScienceDirect

Elsevier Journal collection covering the sciences, business, child development, computer science, clinical research, economics, history, hospitality, industrial technology, library and information science, physical education and health, psychology, social work, sociology, and tourism.

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Full-text articles and abstracts from a variety of Journals including Public Health.
Sage Journals Online

Communication Studies, Criminology, Computer Science, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Humanities, Science and Technology, and Social Work. Includes Sage Journals Backfiles 1999-2009.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Health & Wellness Resource Center offers access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. It provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.

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CINAHL Plus with Full Text

CINAHL Plus with Full Text is a robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. A core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. Full text coverage dates back to 1937.

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A collection of full text nursing & allied health journals. Full text for more than 770 journals dating back to 1937.
Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups. Databases included are Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Health Technology Assessment Database (HTA) and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED).

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Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature, including articles, papers, theses, books, and reports.

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PubMED

Developed by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), PubMed is the most comprehensive biomedical research database, and a key resource used by scientists. Please see the PubMed Overview Sheet.

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UpToDate

UpToDate is an evidence based, peer reviewed, clinical decision support tool. Contains the equivalent of over 77,000 pages of original, peer-reviewed text; allows access answers to clinical questions quickly and easily; written, reviewed and continuously updated by over 5,100 physicians to synthesize all relevant information, including the latest evidence, and provide specific, practical recommendations for diagnosis and treatment; combines broad coverage of adult primary care, subspecialty internal medicine, ob/gyn, general surgery and pediatrics.

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Sage Research Methods

SAGE Research Methods contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method.  Access includes research methods case studies and datasets.

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Bloomsbury Food Library

Bloomsbury Food Library reflects the interdisciplinary nature of food studies, making it an essential resource for students and scholars studying food, on courses as wide-ranging as history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, human geography, sustainability, agriculture, culinary arts, literary studies, political science, and development studies. It offers cross-searchable access to a broad and expanding range of encyclopedias, references works, e-books, images, and more.

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Nursing @ Ovid

Ovid Nursing database includes full-text content from current journals through  Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, combined with a Nursing subset of MEDLINE.

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Some Practical Resources

The Guide to Community Preventative Services

The Community Guide is a website that houses the official collection of all Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings and the systematic reviews on which they are based.

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CDC - Division of Community Health (DCH)

The Division of Community Health (DCH) strengthens efforts in towns, cities, counties, and tribal areas throughout the nation to help communities prevent disease and promote healthy living.

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Public Health Image Library (PHIL)

Need images or video for a paper, PowerPoint, or other presentation?  PHIL is an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's images.

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Course Specific Resources

PBH 400 - Health, Ethics, Policy, and Law

Helpful Links to Resources for PBH 400.

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PBH 401 - Foundations of Environmental Health

Helpful links to Resources for PBH 401.

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