General Sources

Statistics in magazines, newspapers, and journals

The APL Online Databases provide access to full-text articles. The following are the best for finding statistics: 

Tips for Searching

  • Use the Boolean logic term AND to overlap two or more subjects: statistics and health
  • Other keywords to add to your topic search term are:
    analysis, data, “fact sheet”, measure, occurrence, trends, incident
  • Truncate your terms. Most common truncation symbol is the asterisk (*).
    your topic and statistic*
    your topic and (statistic* or data)
  • Use quotation marks to search for phrases:“fact sheet”


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