This map attempts to represent the language, social or nation groups of Aboriginal Australia. It shows only the general locations of larger groupings of people which may include clans, dialects or individual languages in a group.
Painting by: Dr Payi-Linda Ford 7th April 2008
The 3 prominent circles represent the knowledge communities. The red circle represents Information literacy. The black circle represents the Indigenous knowledge system. The white circle represents the western knowledge system. The green background represents the connections, relationships and knowledge growth.
The black lines represent the Pulay Pulay (male and female) also known as the Rainbow Serpent. The Pulay Pulay represent the sacredness of knowledge and the possession of ‘higher’ knowledge is power. Hence the knowledge communities are entwined with the Pulay Pulay. The key to the success of gaining knowledge is through ongoing connections and relationships that are inclusive of the gender balance in our personal and professional delivery of knowledge in the sacred place of higher education units.
The white solid dots that border the 3 knowledge communities represent the higher education learners, who are the students. The black solid dots represent the Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu lecturer. The red solid dots represent the Librarians, TLDG and databases. The emphasis on joining the dots is to demonstrate the preparation and work commitment by a team of professionals to deliver literacy information requires a workplace culture that has good connections and relationships.
The CDU Library homepage is your one stop shop for almost everything you need to succeed in your studies. Hosting Library Search, links to relevant databases, study guides, help and library services, as well as general information and frequently asked questions, this page is a must bookmark for your study needs.
A site containing a comprehensive range of study skills information to help you understand academic expectations and become a more confident student. Developing academic writing, critical thinking, and the ability to read and understand academic texts, is vital if you wish to succeed as a student and scholar.
The Language and Learning Services team is here to support your academic development at Charles Darwin University (CDU). A free and confidential service to help you build skills including understanding assignments and work standards; how to get the grades you want; and developing your academic writing abilities.
Need some information or help about your time at CDU? Check out the current student's homepage, which has heaps of info about access to student services, how to find support and the services available and how you can explore your community and get involved!
Reading Lists are a great way for your lecturers and unit coordinators to provide you with prescribed texts and recommended reading. Check out all of the Reading Lists you have access to here, and get a start on reading through your unit.
Distance Library Services are available to CDU students to help with accessing library services remotely. As a part of these services, you can request digitisation of chapters, or delivery of books to your home address. If you live near another university, reciprocal borrowing services are also available.
Have a look at some of these recorded workshops by the CDU Library's Language and Learning team. These workshops are not live but can be played, paused, and rewatched to help you learn some key skills at University. You can book to attend live workshops through the library website.
Using your CDU login, you can access past exam papers for your units to help prepare for upcoming exams. Exam papers can be searched for using the unit code. Not all lecturers choose to make exam papers available, please contact your lecturer if your exam papers are not listed.