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Health Data and Statistics

** Library Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic **

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, many academic publishers have granted free access to their resources. In addition, the Tufts libraries are currently working remotely, which means that there have been some changes to the services we can provide. Please refer to the guide linked below  for information on resources and Tufts library services during this challenging time.

Library Resources during the COVID-19 Pandemic
https://researchguides.library.tufts.edu/covid19

Introduction

Locating health-related data and statistics can be challenging! This guide will help you locate health-related data.

Here are a couple things to keep in mind when trying to locate data on a health-related topic:

  • Think in terms of major stakeholders. Who is likely to be responsible for keeping track of data on a particular health-related topic?
  • It takes time to compile data on a topic. The past few years may have to suffice as "recent" data.

Want to learn more about concepts in statistics? Check out:

Tools for Locating Health Data and Statistics

Need some more help?

Need some more help? 

Check out these helpful guides from the National Library of Medicine.

Data, Tools and Statistics
Extensive list of health-related data sets and statistical resources.

Finding and Using Health Statistics 
Online tutorial "describes the range of available health statistics, identifies their sources and helps you understand how to use information about their structure as you search."

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Amy LaVertu
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