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Library Resources for Biostatistics: Introduction to Biostatistics


Library Resources for Biostatistics

Resources and tools for use in Biostatistics.


Introduction to Biostatistics

Electronic Books and Resources

  • Introductory Medical Statistics, 3rd edition

    Introductory text aimed at a wide range of health care professionals.
  • Principles of Medical Statistics

    Geared towards helping clinicians understand the importance of statistics, and to help them interpret statistical information.
  • Basic & Clinical Biostatistics, 4th Edition

    Electronic textbook geared towards introducing Biostatistics to the health care student and professional. Aimed towards the clinician, but provides a good introduction to the topic for all students. Also features an interactive self assessment test.
  • Biostatistics and epidemiology

    An e-book designed to introduce students and clinicians to biostatistics and epidemiology.
  • Probability, statistics, and modelling in public health
  • Introduction to Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials, Second Edition

    Introduction to Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials provides a concise presentation of the principles applied in this area. It details the concepts behind randomization and methods for designing and analyzing trials and also includes information on meta-analysis and specialized designs, such as cross-over trials, cluster-randomized designs, and equivalence studies.
  • MathSciNet

    A searchable Web database published by the American Mathematical Society covering research literature in mathematics as well as applied mathematics literature in areas such as physics, engineering and biology.

    Good collection of online statistics books, includes a section on Biostatistics. **This resource is restricted to 2 simultaneous users.**
  • Statistical methods in medical research

    This journal focuses on statistical modeling in medicine.
  • Current Index to Statistics

    The Current Index to Statistics (CIS) is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. References are drawn from 111 core journals that are fully indexed, non-core journals from which articles are selected that have statistical content, proceedings and edited books, and other sources.
  • Dictionary of Statistics

    This is an online version of an Oxford University Press reference book, one of more than 100 titles in the Oxford Reference Online set. Single books, all books in the set dealing with one subject area, or the entire set can be keyword searched or browsed.

Health Statistics & Data Sets

This guide highlights health statistics sources and data sets (raw data) available at the state, federal and international level on selected health topics. Sources are primarily electronic and include both free and library subscription databases.


Introduction to Biostatistics

Library Resources for Biostatistics

Introduction to Biostatistics



  • British Medical Journal: Statistics Notes

    Great compilation of BMJ articles on the fundamentals of BioStatistics that have been compiled by Gerard E. Dallal, Ph.D, Chief, Biostatistics Unit Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. "Perhaps the finest series of short articles on the use of statistics is the occasional series of Statistics Notes started in 1994 by the British Medical Journal. It should be required reading in any introductory statistics course."


Electronic book. It is an introduction to statistical methods.



  • Supercourse PowerPoint Lectures

    Compiled by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Lectures in a PowerPoint designed to be quick overviews of various Public health Topics. some have foreign Language versions.


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