Providing access to quality resources and subject support for construction engineering management (CEM), commercial management and quantity surveying (CMQS).

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.


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.

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British Standards

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.

Please note the University no longer uses the ATHENS system. If you are asked for an ATHENS username please try either clearing your browser history/cookies or use a different browser.

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
Economics 2 330
Industrial law 2 343
Private law 2 346
Surveying 1 526.9
Civil engineering 1 624
Tectonics / Structural engineering 1 624.1
Road and rail engineering 1 625
Water engineering 1 627
Building and construction 1 690
Construction measurement 1 692
Building services 1 696
Building environmental science 1 697

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 LUA014: Academic Writing Support for some useful tips and guidance.

How do I reference correctly? (Construction students)

The recommended style is usually Cite Them Right Harvard. A guide is available here: However it is essential that you always check the correct style for a piece of work with your department or module tutor.