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 Islanders New Zealand Social Life and Customs
Pacific Health New Zealand
Auckland District Health Board - Pacific Health
Auckland Regional Public Health Service
Centre for Gambling Studies, School of Population Health, University of Auckland
Counties-Manukau District Health Board – Pacific Health
Health Research Council of New Zealand and Pacific Health Research
Health Foundations, NGOs & Research Centres in NZ
AUT - Centre for Pacific Health & Development Research
Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand
Le Va Pacific Mental Health Workforce Development Unit
National Heart Foundation of New Zealand
New Zealand Ministry of Health - Pacific Health
Pacific Islands Heartbeat programme
Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand
University of Auckland – Pacific Health
Professional Associations and Health Providers
Ministry of Health - National & Regional Website Links relating to Pacific Health
Pasifika Medical Association
Pasifika Integrated Health Care Ltd
Primary Health Organisations (PHO) in New Zealand
| Education & Training
| Resources & Publications
Databases for Pacific Health
- Medical and Health Sciences Databases
- Australia New Zealand Reference Centre fulltext Australian,New Zealand and overseas news.
- Index New Zealand INNZ General index to New Zealand journals and newspapers from 1987 onwards. Indexes some Pacific serials.
- NewzText Plus : a full-text database of major New Zealand newspapers and business magazines.
- Pacific islands index compiled by New Zealand and Pacific Dept., Auckland City Libraries.1978-1996. Location : Central City Auckland Research Centre - Serials - Basement - Ask at Desk
Includes an index to Pacific Islands Monthly 1978-1992. Islands business, and the New Zealand Herald were also included in the index.
Directories & Bibliographies
Guidelines, Models, Tools & Resources on Pacific Health Research
- Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health
- Inform Action
- Journal of Maori and Pacific development
- New Zealand Medical Journal online issue
- Pacific Health Dialog (PHD) Journal
- Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action
- Public Health Pacific Area Periodicals
- Pacific Islands monthly - indexed in INNZ Index New Zealand database. General Library holds vol 1 (1930) - vol.70 (2000).
- South Pacific Journal of Psychology
- Free Medical Journals
Open Access Information includes resources like the Directory of Open Access Journals and other Health Open Acess Journals
Find a conference relating to the Pacific and subscribe free to receive alerts from Conference Alerts Academic Conferences Worldwide
University of the South Pacific; East West Center; Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies; Center for Pacific Island Studies and Oceania Newsletter.
| Statistics Sources
| 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).
The Union List of Higher Degree Theses is an annual print bibliography of theses lodged in New Zealand libraries, with coverage going back to 1910.
|Regional & Country Information
In New Zealand
General Country & Regional Health Information Resources
Regional Organisations in the Pacific
Pacific Island Information
Cook Islands Cook Islands Government Website
Fiji Fiji Government website and Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women, Children & Poverty Alleviation
Niue Government of Niue website
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea WHO country profile and Health reports & publications
Samoa Samoa Government website and Samoan Ministry of Health
Solomon Islands Ministry of Health, National Health Plan and more country information available from Solomon Islands Ministry of Commerce site
Tonga Kingdom of Tonga Government portal and Ministry of Health
Vanuatu Government of Vanuatu
|Comments and suggestions to: Judy McFall
File last updated: 3 May, 2016