Find resources for your course

Supplement your course content with relevant, quality material from the wide range of resources available in the Library collections.

Ask us for:

  • resource recommendations for new course development and those undergoing a review activity
  • advice on how to replace commercial textbooks with OERs
  • advice on open licensing and Creative Commons
  • advice on using and accessing library resources in Canvas
  • copyright questions.
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Finding videos

The Library has a growing collection of online videos covering instructional tutorials, Australian current affairs, documentaries, drama series, feature films, and subject-specific content.

Using videos in Canvas

Many online video collections let you build playlists, create clips, and link and embed videos in online courses and Reading Lists. To help you make the most of these resources, we have prepared practical instructions, specific to each video database, that will show you:

  • how to include them on a Reading List, or
  • how to link and embed videos into your Canvas course.


YouTube, Vimeo, and other video sites can be used if the material you wish to use is a copy that has been placed online by the copyright holder. Videos from YouTube, Vimeo, or other video sites must be embedded or linked to and not uploaded to Canvas.

Watch YouTube and Copyright: how to identify the copyright owner (3:34 mins, login required)


Find high-quality images from reputable Library databases that cover subject areas including architecture, art, fashion, health and medical, media, advertising, science, and engineering.

ALL images from published sources, including the web, MUST be registered with e-Reserve.

Creative Commons images, or those with open licenses do not need to be registered.

Watch the Library Short for a quick overview of using images in Canvas. Images, Copyright and Canvas – Library Shorts (4:22 mins).

For advice on finding, registering and referencing images in your Canvas course to ensuring copyright compliance, go to our guide:

Case studies

Teaching case studies present real-world problems and give students the opportunity to explore ambiguities, test assumptions, develop decision-making skills and evaluate recommendations. They reflect the ambiguity of a situation and need not have a single outcome.

Watch the Library Short for a quick overview of how to find case studies using Library resources Finding Case Studies - Library Shorts (3:36 mins).

For advice on the variety of case studies and how to locate them using Library resources, see our guide:

HBR articles

The Harvard Business School has produced many business case studies. Many, but not all, case studies are published in the Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business Review Digital Articles. Case studies published in the HBR are findable by title in LibrarySearch or via the EBSCOhost Business Source Complete database.

Note: You should not link to articles directly from the public website because there is a limit to the number of articles you can access for free and your students may meet a paywall.

Find out more about using HBR articles in Canvas.

For advice on on how to link and embed Library resources in your Canvas course and ensuring copyright compliance, go to our guide: 

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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.