Our collections

The collection is drawn from library resources held by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Links are provided to online documents where these are available. Other items may be borrowed via interlibrary loan through your local library.

Assessed collection

The Assessed collection includes research and evaluations that provide information on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage across the seven COAG building block topics [64KB DOC] that underpin the Closing the Gap targets [64KB DOC].

The Assessed collection includes:

  • evaluations of programs and activities
  • research examining the cost-benefit and/or cost-effectiveness of programs and activities
  • research on adapting/implementing mainstream programs for Indigenous Australian and Indigenous non-Australian populations
  • programs, strategies and practices for responding to traumatised individuals and communities.

Assessment checklist

A checklist [64KB DOC] is used by subject experts to identify the main research elements of each paper or report.

General collection

The General collection is a compilation of research, evaluations and other material that focuses on topics related to the seven COAG building blocks [64KB DOC] that underpin the Closing the Gap targets [64KB DOC]. Records in the General collection have not been assessed by the Clearinghouse.

Some research is distributed through conference presentations or journal articles. Researchers are encouraged to inform the Clearinghouse of the most relevant version of their research to display in the collection.

Research and evaluation register

The register lists government research and evaluations (completed in the last three years or currently underway) that are relevant to overcoming Indigenous disadvantage across the seven COAG building blocks [64KB DOC].

Your contributions to the research and evaluation register are welcome. Complete the online form or download the Research and Evaluation form [192KB DOC] and email it to .

Evaluation directories