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Finding Indigenous Australian Information

Searching Google

Google is a useful tool for finding Indigenous Australian literature. Keep in mind:

  • A simple search for broad keywords from your topic is often the best approach (e.g. Indigenous OR Aboriginal AND mental health).
  • Google searches will usually return large numbers of results so consider limiting your search by date (e.g. last 5/10 years), language (e.g. English) etc. in Advanced Search if you are getting too many.

You may find that sites relating to indigenous populations in other countries are also included in your results. Try adding site:au to your Google search to restrict your results to Australian materials e.g. indigenous or aboriginal language site:au

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies (AIATSIS)

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a research, collections and publishing organisation that aims to promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present. It provides access to books, research publications, journal articles and some primary source material.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an evidence based site which informs practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It provides access to high quality resources on a range of health topics.

  • To search for resources on your topic, enter broad keywords in the search box then click Search
  • You can also browse by topic by selecting the Learn link at the top of the page.

Lowitja Institute

The Lowitja Institute is an organisation which works for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples through high impact quality research, knowledge translation, and by supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health researchers. It provides access to reports, journal articles, policy briefs and other resources.

  • To find resources, click Services in the top toolbar then select Resources

Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO)

The Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO) is Australian website that makes public policy research visible, discoverable and usable. It provides access to research reports, journal articles, conference papers and other resources.

  • To search for resources on your topic, enter broad keywords in the search box then click Search
  • You can also view subject resources by selecting Browse at the top of the page and then the Indigenous subject link