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Health promotion and global development

Literature- and information resources for health promotion and global development

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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 and borrowing

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". Find guidance for using Oria here, and information about borrowing and renewing here.

All of the literature on course reading lists (curriculum literature) is available at the Library. We have at least one copy for borrowing and another copy for use in the Library only.


Some of the University Library’s books are only available in digital format. You can find guidance about the use of e-books here.

There are different ways to find e-books. By searching in Oria you will find most of the e-books we have access to. You can also search directly in e-book databases - this has an advantage, as your search words will be matched to fulltext (unless you choose to limit the search to «title»). This gives you better chances of finding relevant literature if 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.

PsycBOOKS - 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.

SpringerLink - This is a database with both books and journals from Springer. Most of the journals from Springer will also be indexed in large index-databases, such as PsycINFO, Web of Science and MEDLINE.

Oxford Reference - Oxford Reference contains the full-texts of many dictionaries and encylopedias from Oxford University Press, covering areas such as health, psychology and the social sciences.

Oxford Handbooks - scholarly research reviews covering many subject areas, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their field. Browse by subject, or search for terms. There are several relevant titles under Political science (e.g. Global Health Politics, Gender and Politics, Politics of International Migration), Psychology (e.g. Acculturation and Health, Social Psychology and Social Justice) and Sociology. The books can also be found in Oria - some are only available as physical copies.

Access from home

To get access to literature and databases that are paid for by UiB, you must open the resource via links from Oria, the Database list, or the University Library homepage. When opening the resource you may be presented with a "log on"-window (EZproxy) where you use your MittUiB logon username/password. It is also possible to use VPN. More information on working from home can be 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.

Guidance for writing in APA-style:

  • The library has several copies of both the APA 6th and the APA 7th manuals that can be borrowed/used in the library.
  • APA has its own help/example pages and blog for APA 7th. The APA 6th blog is accessible but no longer updated.


Install EndNote: Download EndNote here - both EndNote X9.3 and EndNote 20 are available. The newest version is EndNote 20; however, because it is so new, our user-guides are currently still based on X9.3. Instructions for download and install are available for windows and mac.

EndNote Online: EndNote Online (also called Endnote Web) is a web-based, "light version" of the EndNote desktop programme that does not require installation. See Getting started with EndNote Online and Synchronising with EndNote Online.

Sharing an EndNote library: You can share an EndNote library or group of references. This requires an EndNote Online account. See Sharing an EndNote library.

EndNote courses and guidance: Many library courses for the Psychology Faculty include an Endnote course. We also run open courses in EndNote (see the library course calender). Contact your subject librarian for enquires (info at the bottom of the page). For guidance, check:

Additional resources for academic staff

We have a number of resources for learning more about scientific writing and publishing, collaborations, and open research. You can read up-to-date advice on PhD on Track, take online courses offered by Nature (Nature Masterclasses), or order courses from the library. Read more about these resources here.

The library webpages also provide guidance about open science (e.g. Open Access: What, Why and How? and Open research data), as well as other aspects of publishing and research (e.g. Visibility of your research).

If teaching, you can also arrange for the library to provide an integrated, short course for your students, adapted to your requirements and your subject. We can cover various aspects of information literacy (e.g. searching, source evaluation, citation) - get in touch for enquiries.