Māori and Indigenous Education

Databases | Journals | Theses | Reports and centres | Conferences

Databases and portals

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Reports and centres

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Conference papers are often listed in databases or may not be published at all.

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Use the Catalogue to find material in the University of Auckland Library’s notable collection of books, journals, theses, television programmes and conference proceedings on Māori and Indigenous education. Use Articles and more for all the above plus articles from thousands of journals.

Kaupapa Māori methodologies

Indigenous methodologies

Evaluating sources

Keywords | Strategic searching | Finding full text


Indigenous literature is a fast-growing body of work. It is often advisable to go beyond one Indigenous group to find relevant material. Here are some suggestions.

Maori, Pacific, Pasifika, Polynesian. Māori and Pasifika peoples may be associated in local research.
Indigenous, Aboriginal, Native, First Peoples, First Nations, Khoe-San.
Fijian, Iroquois, Sami, Saami, Ngai Tahu, and other particular groups or individual tribes.
Linda Smith, Bagele Chilisa or other key authors.


  • Aboriginal may refer to Indigenous peoples in Australia, Canada or elsewhere.
  • Native may discover some material relating to people born in but not necessarily indigenous to a place.
  • Macrons may disrupt the search function in some databases.

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Strategic searching: Tabulate concepts

Listing possible key terms by concept enables you to systematically construct multiple searches.
From the table below, you would enter one keyword from each column/concept in successive combinations.

Concept 1 Concept 2 Concept 3
Maori education assessment
Indigenous school testing
Aboriginal children evaluation

Maori education assessment, Maori school assessment, Maori education testing, Indigenous education assessment etc.

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Finding full text

If full text is not immediately available, try the following:

If still not accessible use Interlibrary Loan.

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