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Indigenous Studies Guide: Getting Started

Find information for your assignments and research related to Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other First Nations Peoples should be aware that content in this Library Guide may contain resources, links and references to deceased people, sacred or secret material, inappropriate terminology or offensive language, which, though unintentional. may cause distress to some people. 


Library services

Access help

The Top Library Tips Video Series includes:

  • Unpack your assignment topic
  • Create a search strategy
  • Use Library databases and subject LibGuides
  • Use Google more effectively
  • Evaluate your information sources
  • Citing all the sources you have used

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Other people who can help and support you throughout your course include:

  • Library staff
  • Learning Advisors
  • The Accessibility team
  • Counsellors
  • Peer mentors
  • Your lecturers, tutors and classmates

Acknowledgement of Country

At James Cook University, we acknowledge Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the first inhabitants of this nation and acknowledge Traditional Owners of the lands where our staff and students live, learn and work.

Artwork title: Coming together and respecting difference

Title: Coming together and respecting difference

Artist: Kassandra Savage
Media: Acrylic on linen
Language group: Waanyi and Walangama clan, part of the Gkuthaarn/Kukatj nations

Find credible information for your assignments

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.

Find It @JCU with Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

InfoSkills Road Trip

Info Skills Road Trip

Click on the image to start your JCU learning experience with an easy-to-use online, interactive learning resource that maps out researchingreferencing and other assignment writing skills.

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