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Health Sciences: Epidemiology


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Finding Journal Articles

To search for journal articles across a number of journals.

Use Multisearch (from the Library homepage) for a quick search. Or use a specialist health science journal article database. Useful databases for Epidemiology are

Medline (Ovid) - Major medical database from the National Library of Medicine

Embase (Ovid) - Major medical database. Excellent coverage of drug and pharmaceutical topics

PsycINFO  - Database covering applied psychology, behaviour and attitudes in health

Index New Zealand - For a local perspective

The Cochrane Library - For systematic reviews of health care effectiveness

To search within a particular journal

See the list of Key Journals on this page. You can search within any of the electronic journals from the journal's home page, or browse the tables-of-contents.

Finding books in the Library

Hints for searching the Library catalogue:

  • Use Keywords or Title searches to find additional material.
  • Click the Subject Headings of useful titles to find books on related subjects. Some relevant subject headings are:


Other useful links

New Zealand

Community and Public Health

New Zealand Ministry of Health

ESR- Public Health Surveillance


The Australasian and Epidemiological Association

WHO World Health Organization. See the Global Health Observatory for health data from around the world

CDC USA Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Map A cool site that maps disease outbreaks and infectious diseases across the globe

Open Epi open access epidemiological calculators

Liaison Librarian

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Margaret Paterson

Email me with any questions relating to Psychology, Communication Disorders, or Health Sciences.

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