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Search Tips for Finding Statistics in Databases

MEDLINE

Option 1:  Search for your topic (eg. Diabetes), then also include these suggested subject headings:

• Health Status Indicators                       • Prevalence
• Health Surveys                        • Statistics as Topic
• Incidence                       • Survival Analysis
• Morbidity                       • Survival Rate
• Mortality                       • Vital Statistics


If you are unsure as to the kinds of articles indexed with these subject headings, search for the subject term and look at their Scope Note(s).

Option 2:  Subject headings will also be assigned subheadings. Subheadings allow you to find articles about a certain aspect of a subject heading. Search for your topic (e.g. Diabetes), then select the following subheadings if available:

  • epidemiology
  • mortality
  • statistics and numerical data

Embase

Option 1:  Search for your topic (eg. Diabetes), then also include these suggested subject headings:

• Biostatistics                             • Mortality
• Cancer statistics                             • Prevalence
• Epidemiological data                             • Statistics
• Health statistics                             • Statistics as topic
• Incidence                             • Survival
• Morbidity                             • Vital statistics


If you are unsure as to the kinds of articles indexed with these subject headings, search for the subject term and look at their Scope Note(s).

Option 2:  Subject headings will also be assigned subheadings. Subheadings allow you to find articles about a certain aspect of a subject heading. Search for your topic (e.g. Diabetes), then select the subheading epidemiology, if available.


CINAHL

Option 1:  Search for your topic (eg. Diabetes), then also include these suggested subject headings:

• Epidemiology                                         • Prevalence
• Incidence                                         • Statistics
• Morbidity                                         • Survival analysis
• Mortality  


Option 2:  Subject headings will also be assigned subheadings. Subheadings allow you to find articles about a certain aspect of a subject heading. Search for your topic (e.g. Diabetes), then select the following subheadings if available:

  • epidemiology
  • mortality
  • statistics and numerical data


Option 3:  Search for your topic (eg. Diabetes), then narrow by Statistics under Publication type in the Refine Results section.  Note: this will only return items indexed as "Statistics"
 

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