Core resources for Architecture, Interiors and Modelmaking

(You can also cross-search most of the resources below in a single search using Library Search)


AJ Buildings Library

The AJ (Architect’s Journal) Buildings Library is a digital database that showcases more than 1,900 exemplar projects, most from the last 20 years, but including major projects back to 1900. You can search for projects by age, cost, architect, building type, footprint, location, or a combination of these. Each project includes full project data (more than 20 items of information) and comprehensive architectural photographs and drawings (plans, elevation, section), all at high resolution.

To use this collection, you will first need to register via the Architect's Journal website while on-campus.


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Art and Architecture Source

Art Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 750 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.

Access the EBSCO help page(s).


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Building Design online

Building Design online provides access to the digital editions of Building Design magazine, regular architectural news, videos, blogs, and reviews of the latest buildings from all corners of the world. The site also includes pages on specific architects and sections on regulations, sustainability, careers and inspiration, and a Carbuncle Cup.


Design and Applied Arts Index

Does not provide full-text articles. The Design and Applied Arts Index is a collection of over 200,000 abstracts and bibliographic records for articles, news items, and reviews published in design and applied arts journals. It covers both new designers and the development of design and the applied arts since the mid-19th century. It covers disciplines such as ceramics, glass, jewellery, wood, metal-smithing, graphic design, fashion and clothing, textiles, furniture, interior design, architecture, computer aided design, Web design, computer-generated graphics, animation, product design, industrial design, garden design, and landscape architecture.

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Provides current and historical maps of the UK on a range of scales using Ordnance Survey data. Maps can be annotated and downloaded for personal use.

Use of this resource requires a separate registration procedure when first accessed. This can take a couple of days for Digimap to process.

Access the Digimap help page(s).



IngentaConnect Journals

A collection of 13 online journals available in full text which focusses on event management, education through art, writing and musical theatre.

Click on 'Advanced Search' and then select 'Subscribed Titles' to search for articles available in full-text.

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JSTOR includes the full text archives of more than 2,000 academic journals, dating back to the first volume published, along with thousands of books and other materials relevant for research.

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MyiLibrary offers access to some of the most topical and current e-books available today. You can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials in subject areas such as Fine Arts, Music, Language and Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, and World History.


NBS Building Regulations

NBS Building Regulations is an online resource offering instant access to the Building Regulations Approved Documents for England, Approved Documents for Wales, Scottish Technical Handbooks and the Northern Ireland Technical Booklets, with additional tools to help you quickly browse, search and locate the guidance you need.

Access is available to one user at a time. For the username and password please contact the Library eResources team.


RIBA Library Catalogue

Does not provide full-text articles. Find books, journals, drawings and other material held by the British Architectural Library. Includes indexed articles from architectural journals with abstracts and references that enables you to find relevant material on your topic of interest.

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Times Digital Archive

Articles, photographs, illustrations and advertisements from the Times newspaper from 1785-2010.

Access the Times Digital Archive help page(s).