Architecture - Key Databases and Resources

Key Databases

Aerial Digimap offers detailed aerial imagery from Getmapping, including both a mapping and a data download facility.
The imagery from Getmapping is 25cm resolution vertical aerial photography and the most detailed national coverage available.
Aerial Roam offers the ability to view, annotate and print the aerial photographs as well as an overlay function to allow comparison with current Ordnance Survey mapping.
Art & Architecture Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.
BSOL is the online standards database giving access to over 55,000 up-to-date British, adopted European and International standards.
CIS provides full-text access to current regulations, standards and industry news for architects, designers, engineers, quantity surveyors and health and safety staff. It includes British Standards referenced in building regulations, JCT contracts, CIBSE documents, legislative and compliance regulations, Eurocodes, UK National Annexes and Non-contradictory Complimentary Information (NCCI).
Bibliographic database covering design and crafts, including architecture. Indexes journal articles, exhibition reviews and news items from 1973 to the present.
Online maps and mapping data of Great Britain, at a series of pre-defined scales; includes collections from Ordnance Survey and Landmark. A registration form will need to be completed when a user accesses Digimap for the first time; this takes two working days to process, before Digimap can be used.
Historic Digimap delivers Landmark historic Ordnance Survey maps of Great Britain.
The historic maps can be viewed on-line, printed and downloaded as images for use in image processing and GIS software.
Full text civil engineering journals published by the Institution of Civil Engineers from 1836 to the present.
Land, property and construction information from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Includes best practice guidance, case studies, the latest legal and regulatory updates, and RICS standards. Available on campus only.
Ebooks on civil engineering, construction, engineering and project administration. Select "My Subscription" in order to search our subscribed, full text titles.
Online video resource for architects, civil engineers, planners and surveyors.
The home of Grove Art Online, it contains articles on every aspect of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, graphic arts, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day . It also contains thousands of images.