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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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SCGOPHCG Statistical Consultation Service

SCGOPHCG Department of Research

The SCGOPHCG Statistical Consultation Service is available to all researchers employed at SCGH or OPH and who are conducting research at either of these sites.

Investigators may initially access up to 10 hours of free statistical consultation time, after which justification for ongoing support will need to be provided. Access to this service will be prioritised on the basis of the expected output (e.g. manuscript > grant > abstract ).

Where there is a reasonable contribution to any publication through analysis and interpretation of data, there is an expectation of inclusion in the authorship of the paper, as per NHMRC guidelines.

To apply for access please complete the SCGOPHCG Statistical Consultation form (Word) and forward to scgh.research@health.wa.gov.au

Note: these services are provided at the discretion of the SCGOPHCG Department of Research.

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