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Statistics for Health: via Journals and the Internet

Journal articles

Journal articles can provide a valuable source for statistical research. Structure your search to include terms such as statistics, data collection, surveys, demography, mortality or epidemiology eg.

cardiovascular disease and statistics and Australia

Some databases which may be relevant are given below (access to UOW students and staff only).

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For a more complete list, browse through the list of Databases for Health and Behavioural Sciences.

 

Internet

While not everything is available for free on the Internet, it does provide an excellent starting point when looking for statistics for health and behavioural sciences. Using terms such as statistics, data collection, surveys, demography, mortality or epidemiology will help to limit your search eg.

cardiovascular disease and statistics and Australia

Australian statistics

New South Wales / Illawarra statistics

International statistics

It may be necessary to use more than one search engine to locate the type of information you are seeking. A good choice when looking for Australian statistics is Anzwers, while Google and Scirus are good for both Australian and international statistics.

It is important to evaluate the information that you retrieve from the Internet. Consider issues such as is there an author, if so, what is their credibility in writing the page and are they representing an international organisation.

Please read this information about Evaluating Webpages

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