Influenza and Health In Focus
Use the library resources to find information on a range of health issues.
The general area for resources on your body, health and medicine is 610-618. Use the library catalogue to find specific subjects and resources.
We hold a range of magazines, most of these are at the Elma Turner Library:
For further research, the library subscribes to some online resources, which provide current, quality research information about health and medicine (note - from outside the library you will need to use your library barcode number):
Health and Wellness Resource Centre
Includes the Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine plus full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources - plus links to other useful sites, and, in the Healthology area, health and medical video content and physician-authored articles.
The general databases from Proquest, Ebsco and Gale also provide a wealth of information on health issues. See what Ebsco's Australia New Zealand Reference Centre has on swine flu in New Zealand (search "swine influenza" and Zealand).
Have a look at our list of recommended health websites.
Information on swine flu - H1N1
From 2010 the NZ seasonal influenza vaccine will contain the pandemic (swine flu) strain – this means that immunisation from pandemic influenza will be part of the seasonal influenza programme; the annual influenza immunisation programme usually runs from March to June.
Find further information about swine flu from the following resources:
- The Ministry of Health provides some excellent information about swine flu - read this for the latest news.
- The Council webpages have information about swine flu and civil emergency status through the Nelson Tasman Emergency Management group
- Christchurch City Library has put together some useful additional information
- For background reading, remember to use our library databases
Have a look at our past In Focus features