This page contains links to a wide range of indexes and databases which contain some valuable Indigenous Studies content.
They are arranged alphabetically by topic.
Anthropological Index Online
The Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals in the The Anthropology Library at the British Museum (incorporating the former Royal Anthropological Institute library)
Anthropology Review Database (ARD)
ARD is an ever-growing, free, and fully searchable database of reviews covering the entire gamut of anthropological publications, including books, audiovisual materials, software & multimedia, exhibits, tourist sites, conferences, and on-line resources. Currently the database contains the signed, refereed reviews we publish ourselves, as well as links to those published in a number of online publications and sites.
AustArt : Australian art journals index
An online index to almost 100 Australian art journals held in the College of Fine Arts Library, University of New South Wales.
Australian Art Galleries.com
Australian Art Galleries.com is an art gallery and artist search engine. It lists different galleries around Australia and the artists that they represent.
Australasian Art Obituaries Index
The AAOI lists obituaries for Australasian artists and art professionals collected since 1990 . A few earlier entries are included. The content is based on information received in the National Gallery of Australia Research Library. A copy of each obituary is held in the Research Library
Australian Dictionary of Biography Online
The Australian Dictionary of Biography Online website is the Internet version of the ADB 's traditional print volumes. The biographical articles published in the first online edition are those found in the printed ADB : Volumes 1 to 16 in the continuing series and the Supplementary Volume. The articles are concise, authoritative accounts of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history. It should be noted, however, that they were written progressively from the early 1960s to the present. Therefore, some may not reflect the latest scholarship or current mores. Print publication details, including the year, accompany each article.
OzLife: Australian Biography Index
OzLife was a selective index to articles about prominent Australians appearing in major Australian newspapers from September 2000 to July 2005. Until September 2002 Ozlife also indexed book reviews on works of Australian fiction and non-fiction which appeared in Australian journals and newspapers. It contains over 48, 000 records. Active indexing in OzLife ceased in July 2005.
Provides users with access to both current and historical information about dance in Australia . The directory of resources describes dance research materials held by the National Library of Australia, ScreenSound Australia , the National Screen and Sound Archive, and other selected institutions. The directory service is supplemented by other pages enabling discovery, location and access to information about dance in Australia through links to other relevant sites, and through current industry information provided by Ausdance and available on the Ausdance website.
VOCED is a free research database that contains over 30,000 English language records, many with links to full text documents. It is an international database of research abstracts for technical and vocational education and training with a special focus on Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image lending collection catalogue
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a state-of-the-art Centre for the public exhibition, display and preservation of Australian and international screen content in all its forms
Bonza (Australian film database)
Selective database of Australian feature films compiled by RMIT Cinema Studies students
National Film and Video Lending Service (NFVLS)
The NFVLS is Australia's largest non-commercial screen distribution library which has holdings of over 16000 titles on film, video and laser disc.
ATSIROM is a compilation of 11 Informit databases:
Australian Heritage Directory
This site is a directory to Australian heritage resources available on the internet. It includes searchable databases (such as the Australian Heritage Places Inventory) and lists of the national and state heritage registers. It also includes links to funding, relevant legislation, government and non-government agencies and other key resources.
Australian Journals Online (AJOL)
AJOL is the National Library of Australia's database of Australian electronic journals, magazines, webzines, newsletters and e-mail fanzines. The database provides full details and access to over 1700 titles that include local and overseas works with Australian content, authorship and/or emphasis as well as entries for sites which advertise or promote Australian journals
Access to over 27,000 publications from 6,000+ titles produced by more than260 academic and professional publishers.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. There are now 3854 journals in the directory. Currently 1369 journals are searchable on article level.
A free popular source article search service. Search for articles in more than 300 reputable magazines and journals.
Online database of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language resources.
ComLaw (Commonwealth law)
Contains Commonwealth primary legislation, as well as other ancillary documents and information, in electronic form, and the new Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) that was established on 1 January 2005 under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 as the authoritative source for legislative instruments and compilations of legislative instruments. As new, up-to-date compilations are added to ComLaw and the FRLI, the previous compilations are retained as Historical Data. If you want to see an item of legislation as it looked at a particular date, the historical data is the place to look. The historical data also includes legislation of the Commonwealth that is no longer in force.
SCALEPlus: Australian legislation
Current Compilations and Numbered Acts databases on SCALEplus are only up-to-date as at 31 December 2005. No other new material has been added since 1 January 2005. The Attorney-General's Department has developed a new legislative repository that will eventually replace SCALEplus. The new system, known as ComLaw, became available online on 1 January 2005.
Australian Law on the Internet
Selective guide to Australian Law websites compiled by the National Library of Australia.
OZLIT: Australian Literature Resources on the Net
To promote Australian books, writing and writers not only in Australia, but across the world via the Internet.
Gazetteers of Australia and selected countries
This list of gazetteers was prepared for both on-site and off-site users. It identifies material held in the National Library Map Section and provides links to gazetteers available on the internet
GeoScience Australia: place name search
Search this site to find the location of places in Australia.
Australian cartographic resources on the Internet
An index of publishers, map retailers and Cartographic groups in Australia compiled by the National Library of Australia.
Music Australia has been jointly developed by the National Library of Australia and The National Film and Sound Archive. Music Australia provides a single access point to descriptions of more than 200,000 resources, over 60,000 of them available online, or with some online content, and 4,860 people and organisations associated with Australian music.
NFRAM: National Networked Facility for Research in Australian Music
The National Networked Facility for Research in Australian Music aims to make more accessible the scattered and often hidden materials and resources related to Australian music.
Proquest's ANZ Newsstand holds a current three years of Fairfax and News Ltd newspapers (SMH from 1996). There are many regional newspapers there as well. On-site visitors to the AIATSIS Library can click here for full text access to the databases.
Australian Newspapers Online
Listing of Australian Newspaper sites on the Internet providing full or partial content. Browse by title or state. Compiled by the National Library of Australia.
Sydney Morning Herald Index 1988+
Provides a comprehensive index to articles about Australia and Australians, published in the Sydney Morning Herald and associated publications: Sun Herald, Eastern Herald, Northern Herald and Good Weekend from 1988 onwards .
The Pictures Australia service is provided for all Australians, to discover our heritage as documented in pictures. Through a single access point, it is possible to search the image collections of many significant cultural institutions, without having to know where the images are held.
UNESCO/IFLA Directory of Digitised Collections
This site aims to catalogue major digitised heritage collections and on-going international digitisation projects. From the main page, users can conduct a keyword search or browse the database by new or all records. Entries for collections include country, collection name, URL for the collection and institution, a description of varying length, type of material, and language.
Flora of Australia online
This Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) site aims to provide a uniform description of the plants of Australia with identification keys, illustrations of most genera and many species and distribution maps of all taxa.
Australia Now - a statistical profile (ABS) 2001(Archived site)
Provides a comprehensive overview of the economic and social conditions of contemporary Australia , together with their administrative and legislative background. It also describes Australia 's government, international relations, defence, geography and climate. Its pages provide sufficient background information to establish a context for the statistics and to help in understanding and interpreting them. Many of the statistics are derived from the ABS, the official statistical agency. However, a great deal of the information is also contributed by other, mainly government organisations. The official nature of the contributors to these pages ensures a high degree of objectivity and reliability in the picture presented of contemporary Australia.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS) 2002
A multi-dimensional social survey of Australia's Indigenous population designed to enable analysis of the interrelationship of social circumstances and outcomes, including the exploration of multiple disadvantage, that may be experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.
The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2008
Provides a comprehensive statistical overview, largely at the national level, of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and welfare.. This publication is a joint venture between the ABS and Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Bureau of Rural Sciences (BRS) Interactive Social Atlas
This interactive sites uses information compiled for the Country Matters - Social Atlas of Rural and Regional Australia using the latest ABS Population and Housing Census data to focus on the people and communities of non-metropolitan Australia. The Interactive Social Atlas will let you create and download customized social atlas products for any region in Australia, by selecting a region of interest and all or some of the social data information you require. The application will create the selected maps in a single PDF (Portable Document File) that is emailed directly to the you.
Australian Digital Theses Project
The aim of the proposal is to establish a distributed database of digital versions of theses produced by the postgraduate research students at the participating institutions. The theses will be available via the web. There are seven institutions collaborating in the project.
Education Research Theses
A database of higher degrees theses accepted at Australian universities and colleges in the area of education. It contains over 10,200 records for theses dated from 1919. Records for years from 1978 contain abstracts. A subset of the Australian Education Index.