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.
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 https://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing
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.
HealthData.gov - an open clearinghouse of government-compiled data, "dedicated to making high value health data more accessible to entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy makers in the hopes of better outcomes for all."
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)
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.