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Architecture & Civil Engineering: Search the literature
Comprehensive engineering literature database - over 21 million records from 77 countries across 190 engineering disciplines. Coverage from 1884 onwards including journal, conference papers, and book series.
Search for articles from 325 current and 3,080 older architecture journals from around the world. This database includes more than 800,000 records covering architecture, city planning, conservation, interior design, sustainable design, landscape architecture and more. It also includes 20,000 citation records to architects' obituaries. Full-text from Country Life Archive (1897-2005) and Art and Architecture Archive (1895-2005) are available.
An indispensable source of information on all aspects of architecture and the built environment, containing over 215,000 records. It provides details of individual articles held within the RIBA's journal collection, so you can use it as a database to find papers on your topic in our own collections.
Database of full-text technical and regulatory information for the construction industry, including Joint Contracts Tribunal contracts. Our subscription features almost 30,000 documents from 469 publishers. Most of this content is not indexed in our Library catalogue. See BSOL database for full text British Standards.
Index to selected journals, conference papers and book series across all subject areas.
Web of Science Core Collection consists of the following databases:
Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Citation Index
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Book Citation Index
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Current Chemical Reactions
Select the Knowledge Workspace. Full text access to documents covering health, safety and environmental issues, as well as specifications. OHSIS covers current regulations, standards, guidance and best practice documents from many providers including the HSE, Cabinet Office and Government Departments.
Search or browse more than 3,700 Detail Magazine building projects in English from 1987 onwards. For the more extensive German language content including original German PDFs, use the German language Detail database or print issues held on Level 3 of the Library at Per 72.
Search or browse more than 5,700 original building projects from Detail magazine since 1962 (German language PDFs). Site navigation can be translated to English, for example, by using Google Chrome (right click then pick Translate to English), but keyword search in German only. The English language database contains the PDFs in English but not all issues have been translated or have an English equivalent.
If you find references to books, journals, articles or other materials we either do not stock in print or subscribe to online, you can request these via our Inter-library Loans Service. Each request costs the Library about £10 so please only order essential items. If you haven't used the service before you will need to register.
This database for international architecture began life as a listing of interesting building projects by architecture students. It has since become the largest online database of worldwide architects and buildings from past to present. It concentrates on the architecture of the 20th Century. Information is provided in four languages, including English. Links to some full-text materials, journal websites, architectural practices and so on.
TechXtra is a search interface providing access to freely available full-text content from articles, websites, theses and dissertations, books, industry news, new job announcements, technical reports, e-prints, learning and teaching resources and the latest research, in engineering, mathematics and computing.
This link goes to the Bath and North East Somerset Council webpage for Local Planning Policy and documentation. This includes links to the Local Plan, Local Development Framework, Core Strategy and other documents.
The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) is an international group representing the consulting engineering industry. FIDIC publishes contracts and business practice documents, and guidance on implementation. The site includes information on the federation's work, publications, meetings and events.
From the publishers of the print Barbour Compendium this is a fully searchable database of products and suppliers for the construction industries. It includes images, case studies, technical data, catalogues, news and project data.
Produced by the publishers of the Building Conservation Directory, this website gives information on products and services, courses and events, articles and book information on building conservation. Print copies of the Directory are held in the Library.
ribaproductselector is the online version of the printed RIBA Product Selector directory for specifiers and other construction industry professionals. The online directory gives access to 20,000 trade names, 7,800 manufacturers,1,000 structured technical papers in PDF format, and 1,000 advisory organisations. It also includes technical product data and product catalogues for manufacturers, keyfile data sheets, details of RIBA CPD assessed material, Agreement Certificates, and NBS clauses in NBS Plus. Content is updated weekly.