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Dictionaries and encyclopedias are a good starting point when researching a topic as they provide definitions, explanations or general overviews.
Relevant Article Databases
Journal articles often provide the most current and authoritative research on a topic. The Library subscribes to databases to provide you access to these sources which are usually not freely available via the World Wide Web. You can search databases on your chosen topic and locate full-text articles, abstracts of articles or citations. Check the Catalogue by journal title if the database does not give you the full-text or a link to full-text elsewhere. A comprehensive listing of databases is provided on the main e-Resources page
Black Words provides access to both general and specific information about Indigenous literary cultures and traditions, providing definitions and articulations of what Black writing and Indigenous literatures are. Black Words also contains records describing published and unpublished books, stories, plays, poems and criticism associated with eligible writers and storytellers and includes works in English and in Indigenous languages.
Family and Society Plus
Covers research, policy and practice issues about, or of relevance to, Australian families and is produced by the Australian Institute of Family Studies. 70,000 records; Full text articles: 2000- ; Index: 1980 - current.
Covers a range of subjects within an indigenous context. Full text publications: 1977 - Present; Index: 1977 - Present.
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