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This guide will help you find information on how to locate, evaluate, and use Indigenous perspectives to support your studies
UTS acknowledges the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands on which we work, live, and learn.

This guide is designed to raise awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' knowledge, culture, and history. 

The guide contains:

  • information on how to locate, evaluate, and use Indigenous perspectives to support your studies
  • discipline-specific Indigenous resources 
Cultural notice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People should be warned that this Study Guide may contain images and names of deceased people. Also, some material in this guide may contain inappropriate terminology, or offensive language, which, though unintentional, may cause distress.

Key resources for Indigenous perspectives



News and media



Guidance for Terminology

Indigenous Graduate Attribute - Resource Library


This resource library contains a wide range of resources that will support academics in building the professional Indigenous educational competencies required to effectively embed the Indigenous Graduate Attribute into the curriculum.

Resource types

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Useful for providing an overview of a topic or issue. Contains background information and context and is very useful as a starting point for research - especially if you are new to a topic!

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Journal Articles

Contains the latest research on very specific topics and often contains in-depth analysis. Journal articles are published more quickly than books so can be used to find more up to date information.


Depending on your course, major or specialty, this could include creative works (e.g. films, music, audio tracks) or non-creative works (e.g. news broadcasts, online tutorials, animations or visualisations).


Includes broadcasts, editorials and newspaper articles. News sources are a useful source of information for recent or current events or issues, as they and published very quickly (often daily). News sources also provide different perspectives on issues and events. 


Often contain specific information about a particular issue, event, industry area, region or trend. Most reports are written by or for governments, organisation or industry areas.