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Psychology: Indigenous Health Resources

A guide for psychology students to help them find relevant resources for their studies

Indigenous Health

 

Indigenous health resources can be found in databases, books, journals and grey literature (e.g. government reports, statistics, policy documents).


Books

 

Books are useful for getting a comprehensive overview of a topic. The Library has a range of books related to Indigenous health from advice for health professionals to details on specific health conditions. To find books, we recommend these search tools:

Here are some recommended books:


Databases

 

Databases are recommended for finding journal articles and the latest research on your topic. These are some of the key databases for Indigenous health:

Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

The HealthBulletin curates the latest journal articles and related resources on Indigenous health. Here are some items from the current issue:

Want more databases?


Reports

 

There is a large volume of reports covering many aspects of Indigenous health. Most of these are available freely on the web. Here are some of the key ones:

To find reports using Google, we recommend:

  • trying alternative terms by putting OR between the words
    e.g. Aboriginal OR Indigenous Australians OR Torres Strait OR First Australians
  • adding search terms like the word report OR working paper OR policy
  • if relevant, limit your search to specific organisations.
    e.g. site:gov.au for Australian government
    e.g. site:org.au for Australian organisations
    e.g. edu.au for Australian educational institutions

Try out our example search below:

Google Web Search

Statistics

 

Government and organisations are usually the main places to go for Indigenous health statistics. Here are some starting points:

For more guidance, visit our guide on Finding Statistics.


Organisations and Government Agencies

 

Government agencies and organisations produce a large volume of research, reports and policies relevant to Indigenous health. They also provide many of the health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This is not a comprehensive list, but a starting point: