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Australian Indigenous Arts

This guide will point you to resources in Indigenous Arts in the University of Melbourne Library.

Library Discovery Search

Use Discovery to search across the: Library CatalogueDigital Collections and many databases, all at once. 


Discovery is also available from the library homepage. 

Doing in-depth research? Also try databases listed in this guide.

Library Catalogue Search

Use the library catalogue to search for relevant books, printed versions of journals and newspapers etc.


Searching the Catalogue

To find books on a particular subject, use a keyword search on the library catalogue. For example:

indigenous art


Keyword searching often retrieves a large number of results. You might want to limit your search by adding more words from your keyword list; for example:

indigenous art australia

dreamtime art

Browse through the records retrieved and look at the hyperlinked subject descriptions that come with each catalogue record, e.g.

Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnic identity

Art, Australian -- Aboriginal artists -- Exhibitions

You can then click on a subject description to find more material with the same subject. Note that not all the results will be books; there may be other media such as CDs, DVDs or music scores.

Don't forget that you can have books sent from other branch libraries to your campus for pick-up