Pacific health

Databases | Guidelines and resources | Journals | Conferences | Statistics | Theses



  • Scopus
    The largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature; covers Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Social Sciences and some Arts.
  • CINAHL Complete
    Nursing and Allied Health journal articles and dissertations.
  • MEDLINE (Ovid)
    Journal articles in all fields of medicine, biomedicine, health sciences and allied health, from 1946 to current; now includes all records which were previously in the OldMedline database.
  • Cochrane Library
    Evidence-based information on the effectiveness of healthcare interventions, including systematic reviews and controlled trials.
  • EMBASE (1980-present)
    Journal articles in all fields of medicine, biomedicine, health sciences and allied health, from 1980 to current.

New Zealand, Pacific and Australia

  • Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre
    Academic journals, magazines, newspapers, newswires, reference books and company information from Australian, New Zealand and selected overseas magazines.
  • Index New Zealand : INNZ
    Journals, newspapers and magazines about New Zealand and the South Pacific.
  • Informit
    A multidisciplinary suite of New Zealand and Australian full-text databases from which single or multiple databases can be searched.
  • Newztext Plus
    Full text of some of New Zealand's news and business publications.
  • Trove (National Library of Australia)
    A search engine for Australian content including books, journals, theses, newspaper archives, art, photographs, postcards, letters, diaries and archived websites.

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New Zealand

Regional organisations

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Pacific Island information

Cook Islands



Papua New Guinea


Solomon Islands



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Keywords and subject headings

A keyword search in the Catalogue will find everything in the library on a topic. A subject heading search will get a shorter but more focussed list. If a search for Pacific gets too many irrelevant results (such as Asia-Pacific), use a more specific term such as Pacific Islands, Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia or the name of a country.

Keyword searches

Keywords can be topics or names of organisations

Subject headings

These are standard terms for particular topics or subject matter you can use to search the Catalogue.
To locate items tagged with a subject heading:

  • Try a keyword search and look at the Details of a relevant item. To view other items with similar subject matter, click on any terms listed as Subjects.
  • If you know a specific subject heading for a topic, use an Advanced Search for the exact phrase in the subject field.

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  • Referencing
    Access a range of tools and support material to assist your referencing work.


  • Quick©ite
    Use this interactive tool to view examples of references.
    Covers a range of styles used at the University of Auckland.

Last updated : 7 March 2023
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