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Research Online

Research Online stores and makes available via internet search engines, research papers written by La Trobe authors via Open Access.  This increases the profile and research impact of LTU research publications as they are made available via Google and Google Scholar as well as via the published works. For more information, download the brochure (below).

 

Terms

Epidemiology: A field that collects data about disease in populations; initiation, frequency (incidence & prevalence), development & spread.

Incidence of a disease/condition: “The number of newly diagnosed cases during a specific time period.”… For instance, “the number of new cancers of a specific site/type occurring in a specified population during a year, usually expressed as the number of cancers per 100,000 population at risk.”

Prevalence of a disease/condition: “is defined as the number or percent of people alive on a certain date in a population who previously had a diagnosis of the disease. It includes new (incidence) and pre-existing cases, and is a function of both past incidence and survival.”

Source: http://www.cancer.gov/statistics/glossary

 

 

How to find key resources

Key resources are usually books that are prescribed texts or recommended reading.

To locate key resources, go to the Search tab on the library web page. 

If you are searching for a specific title, type the title of the resource into the search box and click SEARCH. You can limit to search by title and campus by choosing your preferences from the drop down menus under the search box. 

If you want to browse the collection, type in the keywords relevant to your topic. The Search tab has various search strategy tools that can be used when performing your search. Tips on conducting a keyword search are found via this link .

Once you have found the specific title that you require click on the italicized title of the item which will give you the details that you will need to locate the book.  These are location, call number and the items availability.  

If the item is held at another La Trobe campus library, click on GET IT and follow the prompts to request the item be delivered to your specified campus.  Delivery of the item from another campus to your home campus usually takes two working days. 

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