Story Place

Story Place - Information on traditional connections to sea – is a reference database that shares information and knowledge about Traditional Owners and their relationship with land and sea country in the Great Barrier Reef Region.

Story Place is a useful resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, managers, researchers, students, stakeholders and other people interested in learning more about Traditional Owner connections with the Great Barrier Reef.

The database holds hundreds of references relating to Indigenous history and co-operative management practices within the Great Barrier Reef region. Information dates from 1907 onwards, is updated regularly, and includes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, reports, DVDs, CD-ROMs, video recordings, websites and newspaper articles.

Instructions for using Story Place

Story Place references are managed using the web-based program RefShare. Using this program, you can conduct simple and advanced searches and then save and download your search results. See Help in the bibliography menu for more details or contact Library and Image Services for further assistance with accessing documents.

Simple searches

The ‘Search RefShare’ box on the far right of the screen allows you to enter a word to search all fields in the entire contents of the folder or database.

Advanced searches

  • The ‘Search’ option on the left side of the screen allows you to search fields including: Author, Title, Periodical, Descriptor, Abstract, PubYear, Volume or Ref ID.
  • Further specify and search more than one field by joining two words with a connecting word such as 'and', 'or' or 'not'.

Saving and downloading search results

After finding the desired records, you can select them by clicking the boxes to the left of each record and using the following options:

  • Sort your selected records using the ‘Sort’ option at the right side of the screen
  • Print the records using the ‘Print’ option at the left side of the screen.

Exporting search results

Search results can be saved in your RefShare account or downloaded and exported into other programs by choosing the ‘Export’ option on the left of the screen. The following formats are:

Bibliography

  • Choose the ‘Create Bibliography’ option and choose your desired output style and file type (for example Story Place Citation Abstract, RefID)
  • Preview your bibliography and copy and paste it into a separate document
  • Records can be imported into Bibliographic software (for example EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite or any other bibliographic management program that support the RIS format).

Citation List

  • Creates a list for use when writing your paper offline.

RefShare Tagged Format

  • Use this format for back up purposes and for sharing data with other RefShare users.

Tab delimited

  • Saves all records with a tab separating each field. May be loaded onto other programs designed to read this type of format.

We would like to thank the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) for their support and assistance in this project. In particular, we acknowledge their generosity in allowing the inclusion of the Language Bibliographies prepared by the library.

Feedback

In order to improve this service, we need your feedback. Please tell us what is useful, what works and what doesn't. In addition, we are happy to receive copies of new and relevant material that you think should be included into Story Place bibliography.

Contact the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Library and Image Services on (07) 4750 0801 or email library@gbrmpa.gov.au.

Further information

Search other library catalogues and resources for more information about Traditional Owners in the Great Barrier Reef region.


Caution - Story Place terms of use

All users must treat information contained in Story Place and the works referred to in Story Place in an ethical, sensitive and culturally appropriate manner. Users of this resource need to be particularly mindful of:

  • Content - Story Place and the works referred to in Story Place may contain information that is sensitive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people/groups. Although publicly available, information may be subject to gender or other restrictions that make discussion among certain people or in certain forums inappropriate.
  • Language - users are warned Story Place and the works referred to in Story Place may contain language reflecting an author’s attitude or attitudes of a time, which may be offensive or inappropriate for use today.
  • Images of deceased persons – works referred to in Story Place which comprise photographs, film, books and audio-visual recordings may contain images of deceased persons that may cause sadness and distress when viewed by some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or communities.
  • Copyright – Copyright in Story Place vests in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The works which are referred to in Story Place may also be subject to copyright and any use may be subject to the permission of the copyright owner.

I have read and understood the above, and agree to use Story Place and the works contained within Story Place in accordance with the terms of this caution. 

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority accepts no responsibility for any liability arising from or connected with the use of Story Place and the information contained in Story Place otherwise than in accordance with the terms of this caution.

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