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Library Subject Guides

Health Sciences: Health Promotion

Finding Books in the Library

Search the catalogue using the following subject keywords

health promotion

health promotion new zealand

health education

health behavior

health attitudes

public health new zealand


epidemiology new zealand

health risk assessment

preventive health services new zealand

medicine, preventive

school health services

mass media in health education



Browse the shelves at these classifications

RA 427.8    Health Promotion

RA 440       Health Education

RA 776.9    Health Behaviour and Habits

Related classifications

RA 421-427.6  Public Health. Preventative Medicine

RA 555-563    Public Health - New Zealand

RA 651 - 654  Epidemiology

Featured Book

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and health

Berghan, G., Came, H., Coupe, N., Doole, C., Fay, J., McCreanor, T., & Simpson, T. (2017). Te Tiriti o Waitangi-based practice in health promotion. Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand: STIR: Stop Institutional Racism.

Health Promotion in the Library

On this page are Library resources specifically for health promotion. Use them in conjunction with the other resources on the Health Sciences Guide.

If you need help with using these resources please do not hesitate to contact the Health Sciences Librarian.

Finding Journal Articles

To search across a number of journals

Use the indexing databases for Health Sciences.

A selection useful for finding journal articles on Health Promotion topics includes:-

Medline (Ovid) 
The major medical database

Free version Medline.

For applied psychology, behaviour and attitudes in health.

For education and school topics.

Index New Zealand 
For a local perspective.

The Cochrane Library 
For systematic reviews of health promotion strategies.

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.