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Civil Engineering

Subject guidance from Library Services for staff and students in Civil Engineering


There are a number of professional bodies within the field and related subjects that have their own websites where you can find information on journals the body publishes, upcoming conferences and seminars as well as vacancies in the industry.

A fuller list of professional engineering institutions can be found on the website of the Engineering Council

There is a huge range of information on the Internet, so you will need to be vigilant about the quality of what you find. Using subject gateways and sites which are created by subject specialists will ensure that you find information that has been evaluated for its academic quality.

BASE is a multi-disciplinary search engine for scientifically relevant web resources offering free access to most material. Only resources which have been evaluated are included. NB: If you are off-campus you use via

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This site, produced by the publishing company Emap, provides links to resources for the construction industry.  It includes job vacancies.

This is an interactive tutorial to help you learn how to find and use civil engineering resources efficiently on the internet.  You will also build up a list of key mechanical engineering sites as you work through the tutorial, which takes about one hour.

A subject gateway listing  literature, news items, conferences, careers and sources of funding for disciplines within Science and Engineering.

Library Services subscribes to  a number of statistical resources. The ones in this list contain data useful to Engineering.

Library Services subscribes to Box of Broadcasts (BoB), which is an off-air recording and media archive service covering 65 free-to-air channels from Freeview and Freesat. This includes ten foreign language channels. BoB's scheduling service allows you to 'record' TV and radio programmes that are due to be broadcast over the next seven days as well as retrieving programmes from the last seven days from a selected list of recorded channels. BoB also contains access to programmes held in the extensive BUFVC archive.

After a programme is recorded you can:

  • stream a Flash video in a web page
  • store the programmes you are interested in watching on  self-created playlists
  • create clips from the programmes for use in presentations
  • share with other members of the University for academic purposes

To make sure that you can use BoB effectively, check out our Guide

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