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Indigenous health: Databases and journals

This guide will help you to find resources for indigenous health and medicine

Medical Journal of Australia - Indigenous Australians


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Key journals for Indigenous Australian health


Search OneSearch for journals by their title. If online access is available search within the journal by using its search function.

Key databases for Indigenous Australian health

Use databases to find articles from a wide range of journals. Think of a database as a collection of electronic journals, it is an index that allows you to search the contents of journals held at UWA and other libraries.


The Australian Indigenous HealthInfo Net

A 'one-stop info-shop' that aims to contribute to 'closing the gap' in health between Indigenous and other Australians by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.

Searching Medline using MeSH

The MeSH heading for Australian Aborigines is: Oceanic Ancestry Group.  This subject will work for some searching, but it does include people groups other than Australian Aborigines.

Alternatively, do a keyword search (untick the "Map Term to Subject Heading" box) for "Indigenous Australians" or "Australian Aborigines".

Yale University has a very good video with instructions on how to search Medline. It explains the concept of MeSH headings very clearly.

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