Civil engineering and architectural engineering

Providing access to quality civil engineering and architectural engineering resources and subject support.

Databases View more

Here are the key databases/online resources to start finding information in your subject area. Click on 'View more' to go to the full listing for the Library, and use the filters to find more for this subject and others.

Digimap

An online map and data delivery service which offers a number of data collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data.

Click on login and enter Loughborough as the institution you would like to sign in with. Choose Loughborough University from the list NOT Loughborough University (ATHENS).  You will be asked to complete a registration form the first time you use this service.

Click here for Accessibility options.

British Standards (BSOL)

A standard is an agreed way of doing something e.g.making a product, managing a process or delivering a service. Our subscription covers BS standards and BS EN ISO standards.

To log in please click on the Institutional login link, select Loughborough University from the list and log in with your usual University credentials. Please note that  British Standards Online (BSOL) is gradually introducing a new security feature to their documents. This means that from the beginning of March 2021, BSOL documents can only be opened with a plug-in installed on your device (File Open). The File Open plug-in has been installed on University lab machines and is being made available via the Software Centre to those using the University’s managed desktop service. To download it onto your own device the BSI have provided this help document.

Books Catalogue

The shelf marks tell you where you can browse for books on popular topics in the Library (the level is for the Library in Loughborough). Click on ‘Catalogue’ to search for specific books and check their availability.

Subject / title Pilkington level Shelfmark
Surveying 1 526.9
Fluid mechanics 1 532
Engineering materials 1 620.11
Civil engineering 1 624
Structural analysis 1 624.17
Structural design 1 624.177
Construction materials 1 624.18
Road and rail engineering 1 625
Water engineering 1 627
Building and construction 1 690

Videos View more

Use the videos to learn more about some resources or finding information.

Frequently asked questions View more

Here are some of the most popular questions asked by students in this subject. If you have a different question, check 'View more' or ask your Academic Librarian.

How can I improve my writing style?

If you would like help with your writing style, the Academic Language Support Service offer workshops which might take place within your modules or which you can sign up to attend separately.  You can also visit Learn module LUA001: Study Skills for some useful tips and guidance.

How do I reference correctly? (Civil engineering and Architectural engineering students)

The recommended style is usually Cite Them Right Harvard. A guide is available here: https://www.lboro.ac.uk/media/wwwlboroacuk/content/library/downloads/advicesheets/Referencing%20Cite%20them%20Right.pdf However it is essential that you always check the correct style for a piece of work with your department or module tutor.