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Koala <image, public domain>Many databases, and the Library Collection, contain literature from all over the world. For indigenous literature specific to Australia, first add the terms Aboriginal or Indigenous to your search. Then:

  • 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: Indigenous OR Aboriginal.


Below are some key databases to help you find literature (e.g. articles, papers) on indigenous health.

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

New resource

Indigenous Health


Now available in the Library Collection: Health Professionals and Indigenous Health (2022) edited by Wendy Edmondson & Robyn Williams.

Key websites

  • Australian Indigenous Health InfoNet
    Aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. Find reports, articles, key journals, statistics, news, government publications, and more.
  • Closing the Gap Clearinghouse
    "A clearinghouse for research and evaluation evidence on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage" — homepage. Closing the Gap is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
  • Department of Health: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
    "A collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health-related information in the Health website" — homepage


Explore further

Subject Guide themes [Image source: UniSA Library]Visit this subject guide to explore Indigenous culture further: Indigenous Cultures and Australian Society