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Health Informatics: Getting Started

A guide to library resources and research in health and personal health informatics

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A mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, health, crime, and marketing data variables including Mediamark and Simmons Consumer Data. Data from the year 2000. *Note: limited to 5 simultaneous users.

To use SimplyAnalytics, you will need to create a SimplyAnalytics account. 

  • Click on "Create an account"
  • Enter your e-mail address and a password.
  • SimplyAnalytics will then send a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address - please click on the link in this e-mail to activate your account.

    How do I search for data variables?

Key Resources in this Guide

Health Informatics is "the interdisciplinary study of the design, development, adoption and application of IT-based innovations in healthcare services delivery, management and planning." Procter, R. Dr. (Editor, Health Informatics Journal, Edinburgh, United Kingdom).
Articles in journals:  search Medline or PubMed the most comprehensive databases for articles covering medical aspects of health informatics.  For articles in engineering or computer science journals, try Compendex and Computers & Applied Sciences Complete. See Articles page for additional databases.  
Looking for a specific journal?  search the E-journal Finder
Books & print journals: search Scholar OneSearch, limiting your search to "Library Catalog"

Key Databases

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