Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Health (Nursing, Medicine, Allied Health)

Guide to research sources and tools for locating health evidence in books, journals, databases.

Data vs. Statistics

When searching for health data or statistics, consider the difference:

"Data is the raw information from which statistics are created. Put in the reverse, statistics provide an interpretation and summary of data1 "

For additional resources and tips for locating data or statistics related to health topics, visit the Health Data & Statistics Research Guide

1.Data vs. Statistics (MSU Libraries Research Guides)

Sources for Data & Statistics