PACIFIC HEALTH: RESEARCH, INFORMATION & RESOURCES
To locate all the items held in the Library on a certain subject, conduct a keyword search or more specifically a Subject Heading search.
Subject headings can be obtained through conducting a basic keyword search in Library Search. A basic search like Pacific health may include items from Japan and Asia. Try Pacific islands health to be more specific. Find an item from the result list that is relevant and look at the details for Subject Headings. Subject Headings are specially assigned to retrieve all items held in the Library catalogue (or in database) on that subject or topic.
Islands of the Pacific is a Subject Heading which will retrieve all items relating to the Pacific islands.
Oceania is another Subject Heading that will provide an overview of the Pacific region. Use (Pacific? OR Oceania? AND Health) as Keywords or Subject Headings in your searches
To make your searches more specific to an area of the Pacific island region or Oceania, use Polynesia, Melanesia , Micronesia
Use country names to refine your search further e.g. Samoa, Tonga ,Cook Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea etc.
Other useful Subject Heading terms:
Pacific Islanders Medical Care New Zealand
Health Research Council of New Zealand
Mentoring in Medicine Search for mentor? AND med? as Subject Headings
Pacific Mental Health Use Subject Headings Pacific? Oceania? AND mental health (as a phrase)
Pacific Health Research Guidelines Use Subject Headings Pacific? Oceania? AND Health? AND Research? OR Guideline?
Other General Subject Headings
Pacific Islanders New Zealand
Oceania Social Life and Customs
Pacific Area, etc.
Pacific Islanders New Zealand Social Life and Customs
Centre for Gambling Studies, School of Population Health, University of Auckland
Health Research Council of New Zealand and Pacific Health Research
|Education & Training|
|Resources & Publications|
Databases for Pacific Health
Open Access Information includes resources like the Directory of Open Access Journals and other Health Open Acess Journals
|Theses and dissertations|
The Theses and dissertations page on the Library home page, helps you search for all theses in the University of Auckland Library system and overseas theses too. The Bibliographic Index of Pacific Theses in New Zealand Universities 2008 is a useful tool to find health related theses by university.
Te Puna the National Bibliographic Database, produced by the National Library of New Zealand, has both New Zealand and some international theses. In an ADVANCED search you can construct searches similar to those described above eg. thesis / health / samoa (make the search KEYWORD ANYWHERE not TITLE).
Internet Gateway: Other libraries Access the online catalogues of the other New Zealand universities
|Regional & Country Information|
In New Zealand
Cook Islands Cook Islands Government WebsiteFiji Fiji Government website and Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation
Vanuatu Government of Vanuatu
|Comments and suggestions to: Judy McFall
File last updated: July 1, 2015