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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people eresources

Find information about Indigenous Australians from home.

To access eresources from home, you need to be a Victorian resident with a current State Library card. To obtain a card, join the Library.

Please note

The State Library of Victoria advises that the subject of these works may include images and names of deceased people; they may also include words and descriptive terms that may be offensive to Indigenous Australians. These works are presented as part of the record of the past; contemporary users should interpret the work within that context.

Informit Indigenous Collections
Search general Australian full text databases for scholarly research in indigenous studies as well as a specialist collection covering current and historical topics in regional indigenous studies.

Informit Indexes
Search specialist indexes and catalogues for relevant information about indigenous culture. The Library owns many of the journals included in these databases, so once you have all the relevant details, you can order copies of articles from our online copy ordering service.

Information about Australian writers and writing from the 1780s to the present. Austlit includes Blackwords,  an index to indigenous literature, with some full text.

More eresources

Some of the Library's journal article and ebooks databases, and all of the Library's CD-ROMs, are only available from computers within the Library building.You can explore the subject menu which lists these. Many useful free websites are also included. 

Terms & conditions

Read the conditions of access before using eresources from home.