Use LibrarySearch to look for a specific title.
For additional information, go to our self paced guide, How to find journal articles.
Search for e-books in LibrarySearch.
If searching by topic, you can limit your results list by choosing Resource Type 'ebooks'.
You can also browse the Library's main e-Book collections from our Databases A-Z page.
Note, not all books are commercially available as e-books. When a title has been published as an e-book, the Library purchases program-relevant titles within budget parameters.
For additional information, go to our e-books guide.
There are 3 options to track down a title we don't have.
Your RMIT student card is also your library borrowing card. Staff will need a barcode from the library, to place holds and borrow print books.
To borrow physical items from the Library, scan your card and the item using one of the self-checkout units.
E-books can be read online or downloaded ('borrowed') to read offline. Use your RMIT ID and password to download.
For additional information on e-books, go to our e-books guide.
at another Library site?
already on loan?
in “off-site storage”
You can place a hold on a physical item at another site or an item already on loan.
(Items with the location of “Off-site storage” can only be borrowed by placing a hold)
Note: Items from Temporary Off-site storage generally arrive within one business day. Available items arriving from one site to another generally arrive within two days.
If there are holds placed on any of the items, or if you’ve reached your maximum borrowing time, you will receive a library notice. Please return these items by the due date in the notice.
All other items will be automatically renewed unless your account is blocked due to overdues or fines. You can also manually renew items via your My Library Account after logging into LibrarySearch.
Log in to LibrarySearch. Select the item to view the details. Under the ‘Locations’ heading, click ‘Place a Hold’. Select the Library location you wish to pick up the item from and press ‘Submit’.
You will receive an e-mail when the hold is ready for you to pick up. Items are stored on the ‘hold’ shelf, alphabetically under you family name. You have 5 business days to collect and borrow the item.
Staff need to have a barcode attached to their card, from the library, to place holds and borrow print books.
For additional information, go to the Holds page.
Scholarly articles are in-depth, accurate, well researched, written by academics, and published in academic journals. They are good and credible sources of information because the articles have been through a peer-review process. This process involves formal evaluation by equally qualified academics and experts.
Some databases will give you the option to only see results in your search from 'peer reviewed' or 'scholarly' journals.
If you want to know if the article you have found is in a scholarly and/or peer reviewed journal, use Ulrich's Periodicals Directory. The video and handout will show you how: