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Australian Indigenous Education

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How to find books and eBooks

Searching in the library catalogue

  • Use a keyword search to find books and ebooks on a topic. Once you have completed a search you can limit your search to a specific collection such as, Giblin Eunson Library or format such as online books (login with your username and password to view e-books)
  • Only want an eBook? Choose the option 'eBooks'  in the catalogue. To read an e-book, open the catalogue record and then select the link: Connect to electronic book.

Searching in Discovery will also retrieve books and ebooks


Our eBooks guide offer tips and support for using our ebooks.

See the Ebook central guide for detailed support for using this platform.

Titles from Magabala Books

The N Word bookcoverJandamarra bookcoverThe Snake and the Boy bookcover

Magabala Books is the oldest Indigenous publishing house in Australia. It is a highly respected publishing house, which preserves and promotes Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through a variety of genres.

Further reading about Magabala Books: Indigenous picture books offering windows into worlds by Ambelin Kwaymullina

  • View all Magabala titles available for loan from our Library Curriculum Collections

Featured Resources
The following titles have won awards from an range of esteemed organisations such as the Deadly Awards and the Children's Book Council of Australia.

Indigenous Australian authors

Indigenous Australian Perspectives

Where possible we are purchasing resources for the collection that incorporate Indigenous Australian perspectives and have either been authored by Indigenous Australians or Indigenous Australians have contributed to the development of resource content.

In recent works when you examine the catalogue record you can see that there are various signposts that indicate Indigenous Australian perspectives which include the following:

If more clarity is needed you can explore the shelves and examine books to identify the signposts outlined above.

Can't find the book you want?

Further borrowing options

  • Request a book from another university library using BONUS+. This is useful if our copies are out on loan. Requested books are delivered to the University of Melbourne.bonus
  • Graduate students and staff member can request books and articles we don't own via interlibrary loans We ask you to check the availability of books on Bonus+ before you request interlibrary-loans. Requested books are delivered to the University of Melbourne.

Find copies of books held in Australian libraries using TROVE

  • Borrowing from other Victorian Universities - Get a CAVAL card and then you can visit and borrow books from other university libraries in Victoria.
  • Live Interstate? Borrowing options - Use the ULANZ borrowing scheme to borrow in person from any other participating Australian and New Zealand university libraries. 

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