Databases: architecture and planning - architecture

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Art Full Text *

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  • More than 75% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
  • Staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 
  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

Description

Bibliographic database of around 400 leading art and design journals from around the world since 1984, covering all areas of art and design.

Coverage

The database covers journal articles published since 1984, with full text of over 100 titles since 1997.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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Access restrictions

  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration.

Coverage

From the 1930s to the present day, and with some records back to 1860.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

BCIS (Building Cost Information Service)

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  • Pop-up blockers can interfere with BCIS
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  • Students and staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database 

Description

The BCIS Online database contains elemental cost analyses for over 17,500 projects across the UK - information you will find indispensable when preparing cost plans, providing early cost advice to clients and benchmarking costs. Location and time-adjustment factors within the cost database allow you to use the data in a flexible way to suit your individual project needs. Includes access to data from the following BCIS online products: 

  • BCIS Online (including Building Maintenance Indices)
  • BCIS Review Online
  • BCIS Housing Online
  • BCIS Building Running Costs Online
  • The Duration Calculator
  • The Dayworks Updating Service

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Publisher

BCIS

 

 

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)

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Description

"The world's most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of western art."

BHA indexes articles from over 1,200 journals. 

Coverage

Note that the database is an archive and covers both BHA (covering 1990-2007) and the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), covering the years 2008 and part of 2009. The Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA, with records that cover 1975–1989, will be online from May 1 2010.

Publisher

Getty

 

 

 

BSOL (British Standards Online) *

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Description

British Standards Online (BSOL) is the British Standards Institute's flagship database of standards. Used by professionals around the world, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative source of British, and adopted European and international, standards.

Publisher

BSI

 

 

Building.co.uk

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Established in 1843, Building is a weekly magazine covering the breadth of the built environment, including news, analysis, case studies, careers and regulations.

Key sectors covered include:

  • Housing
  • Commercial
  • Public
  • Regeneration
  • Sustainability
  • Legal
  • Offices
  • Industrial
  • Education & Healthcare
  • Retail

Coverage

1997 to present

Publisher

United Business Media International

 

 

Building Design Online

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Description

"Building Design Online complements the weekly print magazine by offering the latest news, analysis, buildings and hard industry data as well as unique video covering the architectural spectrum.

Includes access to BD Reviews, which focuses on projects, people, and products – covering the issues hitting the headlines in sectors such as public buildings, education and interiors."

Coverage

1999 to present

Publisher

United Business Media International

 

 

 

Building Types Online

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Description

This architectural design resource offers detailed search and browse access to the contents of the Birkhäuser collection of building types. All content was written and selected by internationally renowned authors in architectural design. It contains a large international collection of contemporary buildings, eg housing, office buildings, museums, schools, libraries, industrial complexes, including 850 international case studies from the past 30 years, more than 120 thematic articles on specific aspects of building design, approx. 1,800 photos and approx. 3,500 technical plans. Updated annually.

Publisher

Birkhauser

 

 

Business Source Premier *

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Access restrictions

  • More than 90% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
  • Staff at UK and international partner institutions cannot use their UWE Bristol login to access this database
  • UWE Bristol Alumni cannot access this database

Description

Covers UK and international business, management and economics issues across a range of sectors including construction, IT, education, and health. Provides full-text journal articles; market, company & industry sector reports; and country intelligence.

Coverage

Please note that the 500 most popular Harvard Business Review articles are available as read-only, ie cannot be downloaded or printed

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Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

Construction Information Service

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Description

Provides electronic access to an index of standards, regulatory and advisory documents for the UK construction industry.

Publisher

I.H.S.

 

CumInCAD (Cumulative Index of Computer Aided Design)

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Description

CumInCAD is a cumulative index of publications about computer aided architectural design.

Coverage

Includes bibliographic information about over 8,700 records from journals and conferences such as ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SiGraDi, CAAD futures, DDSS and others.

Publisher

CumInCAD

 

 

Design and Applied Arts Index

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  • This indexing database provides article citations and abstracts, not full text. You can find out if the full text is available by using the library search or by clicking the ‘check for full text’ links in the database.
  • Anyone with a UWE Bristol login can access this database

Description

Bibliographic database to journal articles published in over 450 international craft and design journals since 1973 and includes data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, and companies.

Coverage

Coverage of journal articles since 1974.

Publisher

Proquest CSA

 

 

Great Buildings Online

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

This gateway to architecture around the world and across history documents a thousand buildings, and hundreds of leading architects, with photographic images and architectural drawings, integrated maps and timelines, 3D building models, commentaries, bibliographies, web links, and more, for famous designers and structures of all kinds.

Publisher

Architecture Week.

 

 

 

Images of England

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Description

A digital library of photographs of England's listed buildings, together with text descriptions.

Notes: Users must register to use the Advanced search facilities.

Coverage

You can view over 300,000 images of England’s built heritage from lamp posts to lavatories, phone boxes to toll booths, mile stones to gravestones, as well as thousands of bridges, historic houses, and churches.

Publisher

National Monument Record and English Heritage

 

 

LexisLibrary

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Covers UK and international legal materials including cases, legislation, journal articles, and practitioner texts.

Note: Mac users may have problems using LexisLibrary with the Safari browser. Updating to Safari 3.1 (via 'Software Update') should fix this. Alternatively use another browser such as Mozilla Firefox.

Certification and student associate

The Lexis Online Research Certification Scheme allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

Brenda Chong is the current LexisLibrary Student Associate. Brenda can help you with any training needs or difficulties that you might experience using LexisLibrary. Email Brenda

See also: http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk/en-uk/students/default.page

Coverage

Full text coverage of legislation in force, and case law. LexisLibrary also includes the full text of Halsbury's Laws of England; Atkin's Court Forms; Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, plus other practitioner works in full text. Practice areas include: Tax and Accountancy; Employment; Family; Personal Injury; Property. Subject areas: UK and International Cases; UK and International Legislation.

Guides

Publisher

LexisNexis

 

 

Materia

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Description

Materia is the global network in the area of innovative materials. Materia encourages joint innovation on the road to a more beautiful, sustainable and high-quality built environment. Around an independent and continuously growing collection of 2,000 exciting materials, Materia connects professionals through exhibitions, trade shows, conferences, materia.nl and social media.

Publisher

Materia B.V

 

 

Material ConneXion

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Description

Material ConneXion offers a knowledgebase with an eclectic collection of innovative materials and processes. The database is updated regularly and frequently with materials juried by a panel of material specialists. It is a resource for all disciplines of design development, including: architecture, interior design, packaging design, retail design, industrial design, fashion, apparel & footwear, exhibition design, textile design, landscape architecture, and transportation design. 

It includes the largest selection of sustainable materials and the only cradle-to-cradle materials library in the world: polymers, ceramics, glass, metals, cement-based materials, natural materials, carbon-based materials, and processes.

Coverage

1997 to the present

Publisher

Sandow

 

 

MediaPlus

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Description

MediaPlus is the "definitive academic video, image and sound resource", enabling you to search one interface for audio, moving and still images from a number of collections. The material includes video, image and sound from Film and Sound Online, NewsFilm Online and Digital Images for Education, as well as linking out to various other restricted and unrestricted resources.

This resource is for education use only.

Coverage

Early twentieth century to present day.

Publisher

Alexander Street Press

 

Nexis

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Full text database including UK national and regional newspapers and trade press plus many newspapers and magazines published worldwide.

Also includes full-text information covering companies, industries, market surveys, countries, and people.

Coverage

A range of European language titles are covered; other worldwide sources are English language.

Please note the latest month of The Financial Times is not available on Nexis. Please use the Library's print copy instead.

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Publisher

Lexis Nexis Butterworths

 

PADDI

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Description

An index to journal articles on all aspects of the built environment and environmental planning in Ireland, north and south.

Coverage

Indexing of material began in 1980; indexed material includes items published from c1865 to the present, but the majority of items date from the mid 20th century onwards; the time period covered is 12th century to the present.

Publisher

Planning Architecture Design Database Ireland.

 

 

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) On-Line

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Description

An index to articles in over 300 of the world's most respected architectural periodicals details of books and audio visual materials acquired by the RIBA Library.

Publisher

RIBA

 

Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism

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Description

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism is an online platform, which brings together interdisciplinary content about the Modernist period. There are over 1,000 articles supported by over 100 images. The content is fully cross-referenced, and covers eight key subject areas: literature, architecture, visual arts, music, dance, theatre, film, and intellectual currents. Researchers can browse by subject, movement, or place in order to discover connections between key topics and fields.

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Group

 

 

ScienceDirect *

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Description

Access provided to over 1,000 electronic journals with abstracts from several hundred further titles.

Coverage

As well as the sciences, coverage includes business, economics and social sciences. Full text available from 1996 onwards.

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Publisher

Reed Elsevier

 

 

Specify-it

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Description

Specify-it from Technical Indexes is an online collection of up to date product catalogues for designers, specifiers and purchasers in construction, civil engineering and process engineering.

Publisher

IHS

 

Taylor and Francis *

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Description

Provides access to over 2500 full-text journals published by Taylor & Francis, Routledge, Psychology Press and Informa Healthcare.

Coverage

1997 onwards. 

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Group

 

Westlaw UK

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  • Database is not included in the main library search
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Description

Full-text access to current and historic UK, European Union and worldwide case reports and legislation. Also gives access to the Legal Journals Index, some full text law journals, and many law electronic books.

Certification

The Westlaw UK Certification Training allows users to gain a nationally recognised online certificate.

Freya Tedder is the current Westlaw Student representative at UWE Bristol. Freya can advise on certification and runs drop-in sessions for students and staff on the use of Westlaw products. She can be contacted on Freya2.Neergaard-tedder@live.uwe.ac.uk

Coverage

Subject areas: UK, EU, and International Cases; UK, EU, and International Legislation. Includes full text of various practitioner texts including: Chitty on Contracts; Clerk and Lindsell on Torts; Civil Procedure (White Book).

Guides

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

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