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Australian Indigenous Architecture, Place-making & Design

This guide will point you to resources in Indigenous Architecture, Place-making and Design at the University of Melbourne Library.

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

Bark painting -- Australia -- Exhibitions

Art, Aboriginal Australian

Artists, Aboriginal Australian

Community arts projects -- Australia

Australia -- Cultural policy

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

​Catalogue Search

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


Other library catalogues

Items listed in other libraries (Australia and overseas) may be requested by University of Melbourne staff and students via Inter-Library Loan.


Can't find something, or what you need is unavailable? The following catalogues can be used to find resources in libraries around Australia and the World: