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A-N Resources

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Description

An online resource promoting the visual arts and supporting artists and designers in their practice.

Coverage

Offers access to a wide range of publications, including a-n Magazine.

Publisher

Artists Information Company.

 

 

 

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
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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

 

 

 

Art Index Retrospective

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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.
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Description

Indexes all the major art and design journals from around the world.

Coverage

Coverage from 1929 to 1984. For literature published since 1984 you should search Art Full Text.

Publisher

EBSCO

 

 

 

Arts & Humanities Full Text *

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Description

This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes:

Coverage

From the 1970s to the present day

Publisher

ProQuest

 

 

 

 

ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)

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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
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Description

One of the major bibliographical sources of information on modern and contemporary arts dating from the late 19th century onwards.

Coverage

Coverage of journal articles published since 1974.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

 

 

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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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
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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 Online Rates Database

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Description

Online price book data from BCIS for estimating the costs of construction projects, including: building maintenance, alterations & refurbishment, civil engineering, major & minor works, painting & decorating, SMM7 and basic plant charges.

Coverage

Updated annually, this resource allows you to benchmark against 18,500 separate supply prices of which there are over 9,000 material costs and over 8,000 specialist prices collected from independent suppliers.

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

 

 

 

British Humanities 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 
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Description

An international abstracting and indexing tool for research in the humanities and arts. The British Humanities Index indexes over 370 internationally respected humanities journals and weekly magazines, as well as quality newspapers published in the United Kingdom, the United States, and other English-speaking countries.

Coverage

Coverage from 1962 onwards.

Publisher

Proquest

 

 

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 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

 

 

 

Building.co.uk

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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

 

 

 

Business Source Premier *

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  • More than 90% of the currently published journals in this database are included in the main library search
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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

Guides

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.

 

 

 

CoStar Suite

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Description

CoStar Suite replaces its predecessor, Focus, and endeavours to provide a full market inventory of freehold and leasehold properties and spaces.  Searchable by market and submarket, with hundreds of details on each property, including photos, aerial maps, floor plans, stack plans and analytical tools.

Publisher

CoStar Group

 

 

 

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.
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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

 

 

 

Design Week 

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Description

Design Week is a UK Design website specialising in design news and jobs.

Publisher

Centaur Media Ltd

 

 

 

DETAIL Inspiration

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Description

DETAIL Inspiration provides architects with images and reference details for more than 3,000 projects from the last 30 years of DETAIL. The integrated search function, with numerous filters, allows you to find precisely the right information. Each project described in the database is accompanied by DETAIL project documents. Publication information (edition/year) helps users to find the right edition in their print collections. The database content is expanded and updated with the release of each new issue of DETAIL.

Please note, this resource does NOT contain the content of DETAIL magazine, apart from the projects.

Coverage

  • DETAIL Inspiration (Bilingual English and German database) 1987 onwards.
  • DETAIL Inspiration (German language database) 1963 onwards.

Publisher

Institut fur internationale Architektur Dokumentation (IiAD)

 

 

 

Digimap

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Description

Digimap is a collection of services that deliver maps and map data of Great Britain. The map data can be downloaded to use with GIS or CAD software.

There are 5 Digimap services:

  • Current Ordnance Survey Collection: current contemporary Ordnance Survey map data for download and use within GIS and CAD applications.
  • Historic Digimap: historic Ordnance Survey maps dating from 1843 to 1996.
  • Geology Digimap: contemporary British Geological Survey map data. 1:50,000, 1:250,000 and 1:625,000 scales available in ESRI and MapInfo formats, plus information from the Lexicon of Named Rock Units.
  • Environment Digimap: users can view maps through their web browser, save maps for printing and download environmental map data for use in geographical information systems.
  • Aerial Digimap: Aerial Digimap provides high resolution (25cm) vertical aerial imagery data of Great Britain from Getmapping.

Note: users must register with Digimap.

Guides

  • The Digimap resource centre provides support for all Digimap services, including guidance on downloading data for GIS, CAD, and on annotating maps. There is also an instant chat-enquiry service.
  • Like learning from videos? Visit the Digimap YouTube channel.

Licence and terms of use

Digimap is for educational use only, eg learning, teaching and research purposes.

  • The publisher does not allow UWE Bristol students based at UK and international partner institutions (and the staff that support them) to access this database
  • End-user licence agreement: licence for the use of Ordnance Survey mapping data.
  • End-user licence FAQs: questions and answers about what you can and cannot do with Digimap's maps and data.

Publisher

Edina

 

 

 

Encyclopedia of Highway Law and Practice, via Westlaw UK

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Description

A major work on highway law including full text of all relevant legislation, complete with annotations.

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

Encyclopedia of Planning Law and Practice, via Westlaw UK

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Description

A comprehensive source of guidance and policy on planning law. It includes expert commentary on all relevant legislation and provides access to up-to-date circulars, PPGs and PPSs, MPGs and MPSs, RPGs, and RSSs and TANs

Publisher

Sweet & Maxwell

 

 

 

Great Buildings Online

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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.

 

 

Historic England (formerly English Heritage)

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Description

Historic England carries out ground-breaking research on a wide range of subjects from archaeomagnetic dating to animal remains and building investigation to electrical imaging. The series also includes reports commissioned by Historic England but carried out by external organisations. Some of the reports are interim and the opinions expressed in the reports are the author’s and not necessarily those of Historic England.

Coverage

2006 onwards

Guides

  • Find out more about the Historic England, including information about recently published reports and the pre-2006 report series, on the Historic England website
  • Note: If browsing, use the keyword drop-down menu to select area of interest

Publisher

Historic England

 

 

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

 

 

 

JSTOR *

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Description

UWE subscribes to the JSTOR multidisciplinary Arts and Sciences Collections I,II,III,V,VII and VIII. This incorporates access to a scholarly archive of over 1,000 full-text electronic journals in the following fields: history, economics, archaeology, classics, sociology, Asian, African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and Slavic studies, political science, music, film studies, performing arts, mathematics, ecology, psychology, business, art, architecture, language, literature, law, religion and public policy. These existing collections are complemented by the Ireland Collection which incorporates manuscripts, monographs and journals on Irish arts, humanities and sciences with materials that span from the 1780s to the present.

Coverage

Various coverage 1861-2007.

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JSTOR

 

 

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

 

 

 

Nexis

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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

 

 

Passport

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Description

A business information resource providing intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. It has a global perspective, with researchers working in 200 countries. Information includes full-text market reports, country reports, statistics, news and analysis.

Our subscription to Passport also includes access to Passport: Industrial, a database covering global production and supply chains, which provides an overview of the business-to-business marketplace. Find ‘Industrial’ as an option under the ‘Economies’ tab in the menu at the top of the Passport homepage.

Passport: Industrial provides economic data and analysis for the economies of 68 countries, covering 177 industries. There are detailed statistics, forecasts and industry reports for 18 core countries (including the UK) and key statistics for a further 50 countries, with extensive information about production, imports and exports and market sizes. Historic data goes back 15 years.

Coverage

Information includes full-text market reports, country reports, statistics, news and analysis.

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Publisher

Euromonitor International

 

 

 

Property Week Magazine

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Description

Property Week is the leading news magazine in the commercial property market. Packed with news, features and analysis, Property Week keeps readers fully briefed on all the latest information from the industry - from development opportunities to investment prospects, professional and legal coverage to regional surveys, plus all the latest job vacancies.

Coverage

Nov 1998 to present

Publisher

Property Week

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Scopus *

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Description

Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-review literature, including books, conference proceedings and journals, covering the following fields of research: science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.

Coverage

Over 66 million records

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Publisher

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

 

 

The Times Digital Archive

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Description

The Times Digital Archive provides convenient access to an extraordinary library of back issues of this renowned newspaper online.
By taking the microfilm collection of The Times (London) and producing a high-resolution digital format with searchable images, The Times Digital Archive represents unprecedented access to one of the most highly regarded resources for the study of 18th century history and onward.

Coverage

Coverage from 1785 to 2010

Publisher

Thomson/Gale

 

 

 

WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors

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Description

WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors is a product design and development tool that delivers specialist trend intelligence to buyers, designers and retailers working in the design, lifestyle, and interiors industry.

Publisher

WGSN

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