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GHS 207: Global Women: Resistance & Rights: Health Care Access

Resources for students researching issues regarding women's access to health care and other services in their communities.


The portion of this guide is dedicated to students researching women's health care and access to health care in any community. Below are recommendations for where to find statistics, law, and policy information that will help you describe and document the access to health care your chosen community. 

Navigating Public Statistics

Both the U.S. Federal Government as well as individual state governments collect data about their citizens. In some cases, you will want to use national data because it is the only way that issue is tracked, or in order to provide a comparison against other states. Individual state government data may allow more granular local tracking of data, but in some cases that is provided at the federal level as well.

When looking for individual state law on a subject, you'll need to look at the current "Code" of that state, as well as perhaps the state's constitution or other statutes. Cornell University Law School has a site that organizes links to state law and legal information by each state at 

The U.S. National Library of Medicine also has a guide to Finding and Using Health Statistics with explanations and examples on public health data sources.

Laws and Policy

Data and Statistics

Health Sciences Resources

To access a full list of Pharmacy/PA/Health Sciences databases, click HERE.

To see a comprehensive A-Z list of all Butler databases, click HERE.

Databases for Information on Diagnosing & Treating Disease

Databases for Finding Clinical Trial & Study Data (journal articles)

Government Resources

Professional Associations

This is a small sample of the books and eBooks available to Butler students. For a more comprehensive search, use the catalog search box below, ask a librarian, or visit the library website.

This is just a small sample of the journals available for browsing through Butler University. To see a list of all journals, click HERE.

To search the library catalog for journal articles, enter your search terms in the box below, click "go" and limit your results to "article" using the "format" box on the left-hand side of the page. 

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