Collections

Library resources come in a variety of types and formats: from books, journals, images, multimedia to newspapers, dictionaries, standards and more. Here are some of our resources, sorted into collections by format or interest.

To see what Library resources our librarians recommend for your study area, try Library subject guides. Otherwise, use LibrarySearch to find what you need.

  • Databases

    Databases are collections of online material (full-text e-journals, e-books, videos and more) that you won’t find in Google.
  • e-Journals

    Find e-Journals by title or ISSN.
  • e-Books

    Online book and textbook collections on a variety of topics. Find out what they are and how to get them.
  • Online videos

    Feature films, documentaries, current affairs programs, popular television series, training videos and specialist subject collections.
  • DVDs

    Popular and hard-to-find films, documentaries, television series and more.
  • Audio recordings

    Music, sound effects and audio books.
  • Images and 3D modelling

    Image resources cover architecture, art, fashion, health and medical, media, advertising, science and engineering.
  • Dictionaries and encyclopedias

    Look up definitions and factual information about a topic or subject area.
  • News and newspapers

    Full-text articles from Australian and international newspapers, television news and documentaries.
  • Law and legislation

    Case reports, legislation, law books and journals, parliamentary records and more.
  • Standards

    Australian and international standards for accounting, automotive and transport, building, electrical, fashion and textiles, food, and materials and test methods.
  • Patents

    Australian and internationally-published patents.
  • Theses

    Theses produced at RMIT University, Australia and overseas.
  • Research Repository

    Open access repository of peer-reviewed research outputs and publications produced by RMIT University staff and higher degree by research (HDR) students.
  • Learning Repository

    Online content repository of RMIT-created and licensed resources that can be used for learning, teaching, marketing and promotional purposes.
  • Past exam papers

    Past exams are available online in PDF or in a print format in the Reserve collection at the Library sites
  • Rare books

    A collection of rare, old, valuable and vulnerable books.
  • Emily McPherson Collection

    Australian cookery books, magazines, recipes, restaurant guides and cookery emphera from the former Emily McPherson College Library holdings.
  • Indigenous resources

    Find information on indigenous culture, education, environment, film, health, law, land rights, reconciliation, sport, stolen generations.