HHP 100 Introduction to Public Health Winter 2015 (updated 2/11/15)

WEB RESOURCES FOR SEARCHING FOR  DEMOGRAPHIC AND OTHER INFORMATION ON STATES:

State Health Department Sites:

  • Go to this website and click on a specific state or region: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/international/relres.html
  • In addition, each state has a site for health equity statistics.  Use Google to search for “health equity” and state name.
    Look for .gov or .us or .state abbreviation websites!

Census Data by State:

City and County Health Info:

National Resources:

International Resources:

  • World Health Organization Data: WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.
  • World Bank Data: The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world–not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

DATABASE RESOURCES FOR SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ON STATES:

Locate articles covering your state and health data using our article databases.  Look for the magnifying glass icon “articles and more” on the Barber Library webpage OR go directly to these links:

  • Try our vast selection of health related databases at our  Health Sciences Resources webpage.
  • Look especially for PubMed in our Health Sciences Resources–or, use this link:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/.
  • Popline: provides access to 370,000 carefully selected publications and resources related to family planning and reproductive health.
    Use Barber Library’s Interlibrary Loan service to access these publications.
  • PubMedHealth: PubMed Health provides information for consumers and clinicians on prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.

Specific Search Strategies for Databases:

  • Try typing in keywords (use truncation command *to serve as a wild card for plurals and various endings.
  • Try limiting your search to keywords in article titles (use the pull down menu).
  • Try limiting your search to full text and/or peer reviewed (scholarly, academic) articles.
  • Try using ” ” for phrases (example:  “health equity”).

CREATING A BIBLIOGRAPHY:

“A bibliography or reading list is a collection of resources–these can be websites, articles, books, agencies, etc.  Most bibliographies are presented with a particular citation format–that means you list the author, title, publisher or source information, date, and if applicable, web address, in a certain order.  

Bibliography Example (APA citation format):
Bibliography Example

Citation Format:
Citation Format–APA
Citation Format–Exercise Science Citation Style
Citation Machine: http://www.citationmachine.net/

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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