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Books about Statistics

Finding stats in journal articles

1. Search in a relevant database for your topic.

2. Use terms like "statistics" or "data" or "quantitative analysis" to focus your results.

3. Some databases have specific ways to find statistics or data - use the help menu to find out how. PsycInfo, for example, lets you choose articles that report on specific methodolgies like Quantitative analysis or include auxiliary material including data sets.

4. For more specific advice, contact Dan the Librarian or another University of Iowa Librarian.


    Statistics Mapping

    Use these tools to map health and other statistics for more powerful impact.

    • Quick Health Data Online
      State- and county-level data for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and US territories and possessions. Data are available by gender, race and ethnicity and come from a variety of national and state sources. The system is organized into eleven main categories, including demographics, mortality, natality, reproductive health, violence, prevention, disease and mental health.
    • Community Commons
      Community Commons is an interactive mapping, networking, and learning utility for the
      broad-based healthy, sustainable, and livable communities’ movement. Community Health Needs Assessment data comes from a variety of sources and includes:
      Demographic Data: Who lives in the community?
      Key Drivers Data: Where are the areas of greatest need within the target area?
      Health Outcomes Data: What are the major health issues faced by the community?
      Drivers of Health Data: What is causing the health issues identified?
      Free personal account required.
    • SimplyMap (USE your UI email address as username)  Icon
      Subscription service available free to UI students, faculty and staff. Combine data about communities from the US Census, other public data as well as corporate research sources and marketing data.
      Free personal account required.
    • CDC - Community Health Status Indicators
      Overview of key health indicators for local communities including over 200 measures for each of the 3,141 United States counties.
    • County Health Rankings and Roadmaps
      A collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

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