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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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Choosing Credible Resources for Research



ProQuest Search Widget and Recommended Databases.

Recommended Databases


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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Use the Article Type filters to find primary (clinical trials) or secondary (reviews, systematic reviews, meta-analysis) articles on a health or medical topic. Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow articles Randall Library doesn't have.

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. Try the Article Type / Research Article filter to narrow your results to primary sources.
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.
Web of Science

This collection of databases offers an integrated, versatile research platform, it delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. Includes Web of Science Core Collection, which consists of multidisciplinary content covers over 12,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide.

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Use the Document Type filters to find primary (article) or secondary (reviews) material on a health or medical topic. Use Interlibrary Loan to borrow articles Randall Library doesn't have.

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Additional Online Resources

Outbreak Science

Outbreak Science, a nonprofit founded in 2016, aims to support open data, open access, and open science in the context of epidemic responses. Find preprints, data, and rapid reviews related to outbreaks.

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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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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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PBH 452 - Epidemiology

Helpful Links to Resources for PBH 452.

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Contact Your Librarian

Wanucha Smith
Health and Human Services Librarian
Phone Number: 
RL 2053

I'm happy to meet with you about your research and information needs. See my availability and schedule a meeting with me using this online form.