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PAM 5951 - Field Studies in Health Administration: Health Statistics and Data Resources

This guide provides websites and resources for students in the Sloan Capstone course.




The Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) is an excellent resource for help with the use of data files and statistical analysis software, and working with social science and economic data, both public access and restricted.  CISER offers numerous workshops at Mann library on the use of statistical packages and computing.  CISER also offers drop-in office hours both at their off-campus location on Pine Tree Road and at Mann Library. CISER is also the source of a large data archive available to Cornell researchers in the social sciences.


Population and Demographic Statistics

For help finding US Census data, and in particular for using American Fact Finder, see the Understanding the Census page and the Finding Data page in the PAM 2450 LibGuide.

Health Statistics

Economic Statistics

  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a division of the US Department of Labor whose primary purpose is to collect, analyze and disseminate data on economic conditions in the US, including labor market conditions, price changes and working conditions. The BLS Glossary provides definitions for the various types of data and statistics that you will encounter on this site.
  • The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
  • The Administration for Children and Families is a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services.  ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.

Doing a simple search in PubMed

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's online database for searching MEDLINE and additional biomedical and life sciences literature.  It is one of the most up to date, comprehensive and powerful databases for finding scholarly literature in biomedicine. 

To start, try doing a simple search of PubMed as shown below:



Using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

To take advantage of PubMed's excellent indexing, try doing a more advanced search using Medical Subject Headings, or MeSH terms. Watch this tutorial to learn more.


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