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Construction management and engineering: Further sources

A guide to finding information in construction management and engineering. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.


The Library holds British parliamentary papers, including debates, command papers, House of Commons and House of Lords papers going back to 1801. It also has all statutes (acts) and statutory instruments. For more information, see the Law guide (link below).

In addition, there are several subject specific titles, which are particularly relevant to construction management:

Building law reports

Construction law reports
Journals--PER 344.42075

Housing law reports

For more information about online sources of legal information consult the E-resources section of the Law guide (link below).


Depending upon your individual research subject, statistical sources could be important for you. Explore the following sources:

Maps & atlases

Maps on a tableMaps can be used in nearly all disciplines to either research or display spatial information. The University Library contains about 70,000 maps and atlases, covering the whole world. They include original and facsimile maps from medieval to modern times, and access to online resources is also available.

To find out how maps can help you, see our presentation on Using maps for your research:

For more information see the following guide:

For digital maps of Great Britain, the best place to start is Digimap. This includes nine datasets, including contemporary Ordnance Survey maps; historical Ordnance Survey maps; geology maps; environmental land cover maps; marine charts and thematic data; aerial imagery; census and socio-economic data; detailed building and land cover data and world maps. Maps can be printed out or data downloaded for use in a geographical information system.