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Health Information Management

Resources and tips for health information management (HIM) courses and topics.

Related Guides

Statistical sources may contain demographic information, health and disease prevalence, mapping tools in order to visualize information as well as many other options. This list covers several but there may still be more available and new sources develop all the time.  Additional sources may found using these research guides:

U.S. Federal Statistics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC, National Center for Health Statistics, Data Access

CDC Survey and Data Collection Systems

Quality Indicators and Statistical Data

Public Health Informatics

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Health Map

World Health Organization

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Finding Data Tools and Tips

Finding data tools

Library catalogs, research guides and databases

  • Search for relevant Temple Library Research Guides or at LibGuides Community.  Guides for a specific topic or issue or survey can also be searched using Google or other search engine and adding "Login to Libapps" OR "libguide" to the search term and optionally limiting site to .edu.
  • Use  Temple Libraries'  A to Z list of databases to search for data related databases.

Searching is by keywords.  The subject descriptor appears to have a small number of biological and medical terms.

How to search on the Web of Science and save results and create alerts.

Training portal, training video library, and Data Citation Index video

The first link is to the 2022 ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 2022 Online Edition.

Search engines

Google can be used to search by adding "statistics" "database" or "data set"  or data to the search terms. Other useful search engine websites include:

Data Paper and Data Journals

"A data paper is a peer reviewed document describing a dataset, published in a peer reviewed journal." Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Where to find data papers and journals