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Health Statistics:
Getting Started

Places to look for health statistics

A Sampling of Books and E-Books available through the Library Catalog

Where do I begin?

Statistics aren't always produced quickly.  It takes time to collect and analyze data and have it published. Various local, national and international agencies provide this very valuable information.

Finding statistics requires a systematic approach.  A clear series of steps can provide an excellent paradigm to guide you through this process.  It involves knowing the right question to ask, turning that question into a good search, knowing the best place to look and finding what is available.

Use the following 7 steps taken from NIH/National Library of Medicine to form a question.

Step 1 - Define the Goals

Step 2 - Search Publications

Step 3 - Use the Internet

Step 4 - Go to Original Sources

Step 5 - Assess Resources

Step 6 - Re-define Requirements

Step 7 - Renew the search

A detailed guide to each step is outlined in this tutorial from the National Library of Medicine

A Sampling of E-Journals available through the LHL Catalog

How to write about Numbers

Available at the Mervyn H. Sterne Library

Understanding Statistics

Need Statistical Software?

UAB has purchased an IBM SPSS Campus Wide license that will provide UAB users free access to analytics.

Chat with a Librarian


Contact us:
Lister Hill Library
2nd Floor

Sterne Library
HUB Desk

Help with Statistical Questions for Projects and Publications

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)

Drop-in Clinics

Open to all faculty members, post-docs, fellows, residents, and students.  Bring statistical and methodological questions about on-going projects being planned, manuscripts in progress, responses to peer reviewers, and published articles - as well as laptops.

How to Present Statistics in APA Style in Text, Tables & Figures

The first 30 minutes of the video is about choosing the right statistical test and then explains how to present statistics in APA style.

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