Health: Migrants & refugees


Many databases, and the Library Catalogue, contain literature discussing migrants and refugee health. To find these, simply add refugee health or migrant health to your search.

For migrant or refugee literature specific to Australia:

  • use the search term: Australia in your search or
  • limit by geographic region: Australia, if available

TIP: Use the connector 'OR' to find synonyms when searching: For example: migrant OR refugee.

For help searching see the Library guide:

Here are some databases to help you start searching for literature (e.g. articles, papers):

Find more health databases to search, such as CINAHLand Medline, here.


Key Websites

Web resources can be useful for finding reports, case studies, statistics, and other publications.

  • Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA)
    '...funded by the Australian Government, Department of Health, to provide a national focus for advice and support...on mental health and suicide prevention for people from... diverse backgrounds' - Homepage
  • Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA)
    '...national umbrella body for refugees and the organisations and individuals who support them...promotes the adoption of flexible, humane and practical policies towards refugees and asylum seekers... through conducting research, advocacy, policy analysis and community education' - Homepage
  • HealthReach
    The National Library of Medicine's national collaborative partnership managed by refugee health professionals and aiming to provide quality multilingual, health information resources