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Library Search

Library Search can be used to find a wide range of information sources including books, ebooks, journal articles, streamed videos and Course Resources Online. 

Use this box to start your search.

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Seven Domains of Permaculture Action

The permaculture journey begins with the ethics and design principles. We apply this thinking to the seven different domains required to create a sustainable culture.

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Use these concepts as a keywords in Library Search, to find a variety of library resources related to each of these Domain principles.

  • Land and Nature Stewardship
    Some topics covered in this domain include: Agroforestry, Biointensive gardening, Forest gardening, Organic agriculture, Biodynamics, Wholistic rangeland management, Integrated aquaculture, Wild harvesting and hunting, Gleaning.
  • Building
    Some topics covered in this domain include: Solar design, Natural construction materials, Water harvesting and waste reuse, Biotechture, Earth sheltered construction, Natural disaster resistant construction.
  • Tools and Technology
    Some topics covered in this domain include: Recycling, Fuels from organic wastes, Renewable energy.
  • Education and Culture
    Some topics covered in this domain include: Social ecology, Home schooling, Waldorf education, Participatory arts and music, Action learning, Transition culture.
  • Health and Spiritual Wellbeing
    Some topics covered in this domain include: Alternative medicine, Home birth and breast feeding, Dying with dignity, Body/mind/spirit disciplines.
  • Finances and Economics
    Some topics covered in this domain include: Ethical investment and fair trade, Farmers markets and community supported agriculture, Tradable energy quotas, Ecological living.
  • Land Tenure and Community Governance
    Some topics covered in this domain include: Native title and traditional use rights, Cooperatives and body corporates, Cohousing and ecovillages.


The journals listed below are a sample of the journals available online via Library Search.

  • Intelligent Buildings International
  • Management of Environmental Quality: an international journal
  • Organization & Environment: international journal of ecosocial research

PIRN: Permaculture Int. Research Network

Permaculture International Research Network (PIRN) is an international network of over 700 permaculture researchers in 60 countries.

PIRN's aims:

  • Create an online network of permaculture researchers,
  • Facilitate new relationships and partnerships,
  • Facilitate collaborative international research projects,
  • Support the dissemination of high quality permaculture research.

Select the first link below to access their webite.

Select the second link to access PIRN Resources. 

Useful Websites


Improve your research and information skills

University Research and Information Skills is the Library's Moodle site.

It outlines the skills you need to become successful at finding the best information for your assessment items.

All Undergraduate students are automatically enrolled in this course, so you will find it in your Moodle course list or you can use the link above.

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RSS: Permaculture News

More information can be found on the Permaculture Principles website.

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