Library collections contain resources in a variety of types and formats, such as databases, books, journals, multimedia and standards.
Databases include a range of resources such as scholarly journals and articles, newspaper articles, e-books, videos, images and company records. Popular databases include:
* To view a downloaded standard, you will need to use Adobe Reader or PDF Xchange. Get help and instructions from SAI Global. (Note The File open plugin is no longer required)
Check the Library subject guide in the relevant subject area for the list of recommended databases.
The Library provides books in both print and electronic format. Popular e-book platforms include:
Check the e-Book subject guide for how to find and use e-books.
BrowZine lets you browse our e-journal collection on a desktop or mobile. An app is available for iOS, Android and Kindle Fire. Log in with your RMIT password.
To find e-journal articles you can use LibrarySearch or Google Scholar. Log in first to access the full text of publications we subscribe to. If this is your first time using Google Scholar to search our collections, find out more about the options for using Google Scholar.
The Library provides access to images, audio and video resources. You can find high quality images from reputable sources covering architecture, art, fashion, health and medical, media, advertising, science and engineering. We also have a growing collection of online videos covering instructional tutorials, Australian current affairs, documentaries, drama series, feature films and subject-specific content.
Important: When using images, you must observe copyright and any other conditions of use. Copyright advice is available if you're unsure what to do.
RMIT University Archives preserves and makes available a repository of records that help to tell the story of how the institution has evolved from the Working Men's College in 1887 to the global university of today. The collection spans from the commencement of the Working Men’s College in 1887 until present day, and includes records of predecessor entities.
You can find items from the Reserve collection, such as course readings, using LibrarySearch. To access online documents, you must be logged in to LibrarySearch.
Log in to LibrarySearch
Enter your course code, e.g. ACCT2033.
Select 'Course readings' from the pull-down menu and start searching.
The Library hosts a number of thematic and unique collections in both physical and digital formats.
Access a variety of RMIT-created, digitised or licensed resources that are available for use for learning, teaching, marketing and promotional purposes. You can browse all digital collections or locate a specific item using LibrarySearch.
Our Special Collections Room houses rare, valuable or vulnerable items, including:
Check your subject guide to see which databases we recommend for your area of study or ask our friendly Librarians for advice.
Accessibility of online databases, e-journals and e-books vary. For one-on-one help, email email@example.com.
Here are accessibility instructions and tips from some of the major database vendors:
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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.