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CDU Library supports teaching and learning by providing a broad range of online and physical resources.  

Use Library Search to check if the Library already has what you want. If you cannot find the item in Library Search, please request it.

For advice on selection and inclusion of resources in your units, contact a Librarian. It is also useful to familiarise yourself with the Subject Guide for your discipline. 

Resource ready checklist

  1. Do you have a variety of up to date, quality resources for students to access? See the Evaluating Information Sources Guide for evaluation criteria.
  2. Have you considered whether the reading workload is achievable within the expected time investment for the unit?
  3. Have you chosen resources that are available online such as eBooks or via Library subscription databases to maximise their accessibility for all students?

How to make resources available to students

Books

Use Library Search to locate specific book titles.

Go to the Add Library resources tab of the Reading List Guide to learn how to add books to your Reading List or the Request Resource tab to learn how to request the purchase of a book via Reading List.

Contact Learnline support if you need help with Learnline.

Mashup textbooks

Some publishers sell interactive online textbooks, e.g. Top Hat. Unlike Library resources and Open Education Resources, these incur extra costs for students and cannot be made available through the Library.

Book chapters

Copyright regulations state that only one chapter or 10% may be digitised from a single book for a unit.

Go to the Request resource tab of the Reading List Guide to learn how to request a print book chapter for your Reading List. If the book you want to use is an eBook go to the Add Library Resources tab instead.

Contact Learnline support if you need help with Learnline.

Articles

Journal articles, newspaper articles and conference papers can be found via Library Search.

Go to the Add Library resources tab of the Reading List Guide to learn how to add an article to your Reading List.

If the article you want is not available through Library Search, go to the Request Resource tab to request that we purchase it for you.

Contact Learnline support if you need help with Learnline.

Free web content

For material that is freely available on the web, such as websites, PDFs, or YouTube videos, go to the Add online resources tab of the Reading List Guide and use the Cite it! tool to add these resources to your Reading List.

Multimedia

Find videos and other digital learning objects in Library Search or platforms like YouTube. The Library subscribes to streaming video platform Kanopy for documentaries and films.

Go to the Add Library resources tab (items accessed through the Library)  or the Add online resources tab (items accessed online) of the Reading List Guide to learn how to add these resources to your Reading List.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Educational Resources are materials that are licensed in ways to allow individuals and institutions to reuse, adapt and modify for their own use. OERs include lesson plans, full courses, textbooks, streaming videos, exams, apps, and other materials or techniques that support learning. Take a look at CDU Pressbooks. If you are interested in using OER see the Library’s OER guide or contact a Librarian.

Go to the Add online resources tab of the Reading List Guide and use the Cite it! tool to add these resources to your Reading List.