EMSP - Prevention Project Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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To get started:

Prevalence definition:

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:


American Cancer Society

National Cancer Institute

For patient education materials in multiple languages:


For consumer health materials from magazines and brochures:

Health Source: Consumer Edition

For scholarly journal articles:

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

  • 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.

Citation Help

  1. Keep track of all of the information and sources you used during your research.
  2. Ask your professor about the required citation style.
  3. 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?




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