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

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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, see the Health Data & Statistics Research Guide

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

Need help getting started?

If you are new to searching for health data or statistics, or confused about the best approach, check out the National Library of Medicine's Finding and Using Health Statistics tutorial:

Sources for Data & Statistics