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!
- InfoPlease.com Census Data on States: http://www.infoplease.com/us/census/data/: locate statistics by state.
City and County Health Info:
- NACCHO (National Association Of County and City Health Officials): DC-based organization
representing 2,800 local public health departments in the U.S.
- America’s Health Rankings (ranks states, gives annual data for states, provides strengths/challenges per state.
- CDC National Center for Health Statistics: Provides data, disease information, healthy living, etc. information for Public Health and Healthcare Professionals, FastStats provides quick access to statistics alphabetically by topic.
- CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Census Data for Eligible Uninsured: Breaks down data of eligible uninsured people in the United States.
- Congressional Budget Office: Effects of Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage–Baseline Projections: Breaks down spending, enrollment, insurance coverage, etc. of the ACA, from the independent agency that analyzes and supports the Congressional budget process.
- National Institute of Health: the nation’s medical research agency.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States: comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
- U.S. Census–Poverty Data: The Census Bureau reports poverty data from several major household surveys and programs.
- U.S. Census–State and County Quick Facts: Try filtering by your state, More Data Sets and exploring the Social and Economic Characteristics.
- U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services State by State Affordable Care Act: Information about ACA broken down by state created by the U.S. government department responsible for health services.
- 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):
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