Research Guide to Digestive Health
Table of Contents
2. Sources of Information
2.4 Other data sources
The purpose of this guide is to assist faculty, students, and
staff of the University
of Chicago find gastrointestinal/digestive health statistics.
This guide is not meant to be exhaustive but to highlight key
resources for locating information on this topic.
2. Sources of Information
2.1 Book Resources
For electronic access to
books, try searching the
MD Consult database. You can search within an individual
textbook, or run a search across >35 textbooks simultaneously
for your topic.
Library catalog to locate relevant print and electronic books
in the University Library.
Try to identify general texts on your topic and you should be able
to find the data you need. Excellent data is buried within
textbooks; just because a textbook has not been labeled in the
catalog as a statistical resource does not mean that important
numerical data is not included within the work. You will need to
browse textbook and textbook chapters for tables and graphs on your
topic in order to retrieve desired information.
Subject headings in the catalog often do not include terms like
statistics unless the book only reports summary data, like
in a survey. Instead, browse or search the catalog using broad and
narrow subject terms related to diabetes. Catalog tip: use the "*"
wildcard to search for variations of your root term. For example
child* to search for child or children
or children's. You can then combine these subject terms
with the type of data you are interested in. For example
child* and gastro*.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
|Esophageal carcinoma :
state of the art; Recent results in cancer research Series volume
||J. Lange, J.R. Siewert
|Colon and rectal
||volume editor, Peter S.
|Gallbladder and biliary
tract diseases: Gastroenterology and hepatology Series volume
||edited by Nezam H.
Joseph B. Kirsner.
gastrointestinal disease : pathophysiology, diagnosis,
||[edited by] W. Allan
Walker ... [et al.].
Bookstacks & Crerar Library Media Collection - ask for CD
|Drug development :
molecular targets for GI diseases
||edited by Timothy S.
Gaginella and Antonio Guglietta.
disease and airway disease
||edited by Mark R.
Gastroenterology and hepatology Series volume 1
||edited by Cosimo
Prantera, Burton I. Korelitz.
Bibliographic database for the cancer literature produced by the
Cancer Institute. Contains more than 1.5 million citations and
abstracts from over 4,000 different sources including biomedical
journals, proceedings, books, reports, and doctoral theses.
There are two versions of the the Medline database available.
Medline on OVID and
MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's premier database
covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary
medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences.
MEDLINE contains bibliographic citations and abstracts from more
than 4,000 biomedical journals. The file contains over 11 million
citations dating back to 1966.
The Print version of this database is known as Index Medicus. Print
volumes from 1879-present are available in the Crerar Library
Reference Collection at Z6660.I4.
Covers nearly nursing, allied health, biomedical and consumer
health journals, publications of the American Nursing Association,
and the National League for Nursing. This is the electronic version
of the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health. Abstract
coverage from January 1986 to the present. Indexing coverage from
1982 to the present.
Print volumes from 1956-1998 are available in the Crerar Library
Reference Collection at Z6675.N7C931.
2.3 Internet Resources
Sites were selected based upon the authority and/or reputation
of the issuing body in addition to the quality and organization of
the website. Federal organizations, medical associations, and
private organizations are included.
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
The Center's mission is 1. To prevent death and disability from
chronic diseases. 2. To promote maternal, infant, and adolescent
health. 3. To promote healthy personal behaviors.
Center for Health Statistics
NCHS is responsible for the collection, analysis, and dissemination
of statistics on the nature and extent of the health, illness, and
disability of the U.S. population
Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Conducts and supports clinical & basic sciences research on a
broad spectrum of metabolic diseases, mineral metabolism, digestive
diseases, nutrition, urology and renal disease, and
2.4 Other data sources
PDQ? - NCI's Comprehensive Cancer Database
Produced by the National
Cancer Institute, PDQ? Contains peer-reviewed summaries on
cancer treatment, screening, prevention, genetics, and supportive
care; a registry of approximately 1,800 open and 10,300 closed
cancer clinical trials from around the world; and directories of
physicians, professionals who provide genetics services, and
organizations that provide cancer care.
The NCI also maintains a
list of other organizations providing access to cancer
Major tool for statistical research. Covers data from U.S.
federal and state governments; university research centers, private
associations and organizations, and independent research groups;
and international and intergovernmental organizations. Records
include abstracts, with full text of selected U.S. federal and
state publications available from as early as 1995.
Statistical Universe is the online equivalent of the following
resources available in print. You will need to consult the print
version in order to conduct historical research.
American statistics index (ASI)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein Z1223.Z7A51 (1973-)
Index to international statistics (IIS)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein (1983-)
Statistical Abstract of the United States
At multiple locations. Please check holdings. HA202.A2
Statistical reference index (SRI)
Reading Rm, floor 1 Regenstein Z7554.U5S71(1980-)
UpToDate is a practical clinical reference designed to provide
instant access to the information you need. It is comprised of
thousands of original topic reviews written by a recognized faculty
of experts who each address a specific clinical issue and provide
detailed recommendations. UpToDate performs a continuous review of
over 270 journals and other resources. Due to licensing
restrictions, use of this resource is only available onsite at the
University of Chicago campus and hospitals.