Health promotion and global development
Literature- and information resources for health promotion and global development
Welcome to the library's subject page for health promotion and global development!
This page contains resources and guidance relevant for health promotion and global development. Don’t hesitate to email us if you have questions, or contact the subject specialist directly (contact details at the bottom of this page).
Finding books on the shelf
To find physical and electronic books you can search for the title in Oria. You find the shelf placement for physical books under "Get it" where it says "Location".
Required reading list / curriculum literature
All literature from the required reading lists are available at the Library. We have at least one copy for borrowing and another copy for use in the Library only.
If there are scholarly books you would like to see at the library, send us a purchasing suggestion!
In Oria you can search in the library’s printed and electronic collections; books, journal articles, doctoral theses, reviews, dvds, and more. Guidance for using Oria gives information on how to log in, order materials, and search. You need to be logged on to be able to reserve books or order books or articles. Students and staff should use their Mitt UiB username & password.
Searches in Oria will find journal articles, but the advanced search capabilities there are somewhat limited. For a thorough literature search, it is advisable to use an abstract database to find articles.
- Web of Science is a large interdisciplinary database (sciences and social sciences).
- PsycINFO is the most extensive database for psychological litterature. Articles from approximately 2500 journals are registered in this database. It also contains books, book chapters and doctoral thesis and more.
- Medline is one one of the world`s leading index-databases for medical litterature. The content is very similar to PubMed.
Other databases are also available- check our list of literature and database resources related to health.
Reports and official documents
Oria will find some, but it is often a good idea to search on the website of the organisation in question - many have a section for "documents" or "publications".
Assistance with literature search
- Search & Write and PhD on Track have sections on search technique and strategies.
- Ask at the information desk in the library if you need help finding a particular book or article, or if you need basic guidance in how to search for literature.
- For more comprehensive help, use this application form or make a request to one of the contact persons listed at the bottom of this page.
Most programmes of study at the Faculty of Psychology include optional courses.
Some of the University Library’s books are only available in digital format. There are different ways to find e-books.
By searching in Oria you will find most of the e-books we have access to. We still advice you to search directly in the e-book databases. Then your search words will be matched to fulltext (unless you choose to limit the search to «title», for instance). This will give you better chances of catching relevant literature where the title of the book does not reflect the topic you are searching for.
ProQuest Ebook Central
Here we have access to books from many publishers. Usually you can download or print a percentage of pages of each book. With some titles you can download the full book for a 14-day loan onto your computer or e-reader for offline reading. If you create your own account at Ebrary it will give you access to more functions.
These are books published by the American Psychological Association. This database also has a large number of older, classic titles where the copyright has expired.
This is a database with both books and journals from Springer. Sorting options, such as Chapters you will find in the left margin of the results list. Most of the journals from Springer will be indexed in large index-databases, such as PsycINFO, Web of Science and MedLine.
Access from home
As long as you search with Oria or search for UiB resources through the University Library homepage, you will be presented with a "log on"-window when trying to access resources that are payed for by UiB. Use your Mitt UiB log on username/password.More information on working from home is found here.
APA 6th /APA 7th
APA publication standard is one of many standards / formats for academic literature. The style includes norms for how a text should be structured, levels of headings, language style, rules for citing, and formats for citing various sources.
In autumn 2019 the updated version, APA 7th edition, was published. During the transitional period from APA 7th, APA 6th will probably be used or acceptable in many contexts. If you are a student, contact your supervisor/lecturer if unsure what you should use for your written assignments.
Help with APA-style:
The newest EndNote version is X9 (released autumn 2018). If you wish to upgrade from X8 to X9, remember to unistall X8 before installing X9. EndNote libraries created with X8 will function equally well with X9.
What is EndNote Online?
EndNote Online (also called Endnote Web) is a "light version" of the EndNote desktop programme. (EndNote desktop requires downloaded software, X8 or X9). Usually, when one refers to EndNote, it is the desktop version that is meant. "Online" or "web" is added to the name if one refers to the web-based version.
Sharing an EndNote library (EndNote Desktop)
Sharing an EN-library requires that all collaborating persons use the version X7.2 or newer. It also requires using word processing software that is made for interacting with EndNote. Word will function across PC/ Mac collaboration. If all parties use PC, Open Office Writer will function fine, and so will Pages in a collaboration where everybody uses Mac. Instructions on how to share an EN-library is found here.