EMSP - Prevention Project Research Guide - LSC-North Harris
To get started:
Discussion of prevalence and incidence:
For prevalence statistics:
Many of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sites/pages, including
- National Center for Health Statistics http://www.cdc.gov/nchs
Preventing Chronic Disease (publication) - supports searching
Training & Education, sections on Immunization, Infectious Disease, Injury & Violence, and others
National Safety Council http://www.nsc.org/
- for Fact Sheets on injuries
- for publications of annual statistics (also available in print in the LSC-NH Library)
For patient education materials:
For patient education materials in multiple languages:
For consumer health materials from magazines and brochures:
For scholarly journal articles:
- Search for "prevalence and <disease or injury>"
- Add terms as needed to focus your results, e.g., prevalence and diabetes and children and Texas
- Restrict your results to Full-Text, Scholarly Journals, and the last several years.
- Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
- Ask your professor about the required citation style.
- Consult Citation Help Guide from LSC-North Harris Library to help you construct your citations.
Each citation should answer the questions:
- Who wrote the material you are using?
- What did the author(s) entitle the piece he/she/they wrote?
- Where and when was it published (for a book, what city; for an article, which periodical)?
- If it's an article or a chapter, what pages is your source on?