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Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies LibGuide: Getting Started

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About the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies guide

This guide will help you find the information you need to complete your assignments and research related to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics including those embedded in any other discipline such as health, law, education and the social sciences degrees.

Wadda Mooli means welcome, good-bye and greetings in the Birrigubba language. Birrigubba is the language spoken by the Bindal  on of the Traditional Owners in the Townsville area. The writer wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners from the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups where our students and staff work and to pay respect to the Bindal and Wulgurukaba peoples in Townsville where the writer works and lives and has produced this LibGuide.

You can read about JCU's commitment to Reconciliation and learn about JCU's Cultural Protocols.

Readings & past exams

Find your course readings from the Readings & Past Exams link on the Library homepage, and below. Search for readings by typing in the subject code, author or title keywords.  Your readings may also be linked in your LearnJCU subject site. If you are having trouble accessing readings remember there is more than one pathway available to you.

Use these databases to search for scholarly journal articles

Some databases have a larger focus on information related to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and issues.  Informit focuses on Australian resources which are more likely to have Indigenous information:

 

One Search

One Search is a good place to start searching for books, ebooksjournal articles, and our e-journal content all at once.

  • Use the Content Type, Subject Terms and Publication Date options on the left to refine your search.
  • For eBooks  tick 'Full Text Online' and 'Book/eBook'.

One Search is also available on the Library home page.

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We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students, live, learn and work.Acknowledgement of Country