Architecture and Planning resources
Library resources for architecture and planning students.
Databases for architecture and planning
Search for journal articles, building drawings and other architecture and planning information (includes Construction Information Service, and Great Buildings Online).
If you are studying for a UWE Bristol degree at an international partner institution, you can access most, but not all, of our databases. View databases for students and staff at international partner institutions.
Workbooks, guides and tutorials
- Study skills for FET - Introduction to finding information using UWE Bristol Library resources.
- Study skills for FET (foundation) workbook - Introduction to finding information using UWE Bristol Library resources for students studying on a foundation course or foundation year.
- FET dissertation and project support workbook - Find information and resources to help you develop the information skills you need to carry out your dissertation or project.
- Technical report writing - Guidance on writing technical reports - including advice on introductions, structure, formatting and punctuation, language, graphs, tables and images, referencing and proofreading.
- How to research employers (for FET students) - Improve your commercial awareness and better understand who you want to work for.
- Professional development for Built Environment students - Online workbook with videos, activities and links to extensive resources to help you research your career options and make applications for placements and jobs.
- Law for Non-Lawyers workbook
- Property data - Learn how to use key databses including CoStar Suite, EGI and others.
- BIM UWE on YouTube – A series of training videos on 'Revit software for Building Information Modeling' created by Patrick Thornhill, for UWE Bristol students. See also the group BIM@UWE on LinkedIn.
The University of Bristol Special Collections include the Art and Architecture collection incorporating the library of the Bristol Society of Architects, with resources dating back to 1523. This is also known as the Ruding Bryan Collection.
Students can apply to access the University of Bristol libraries, including the Special Collections, via SCONUL Access. View the UWE Bristol Library guide to visiting other Libraries for full details about what you need to do to apply for your SCONUL Access. The University of Bristol SCONUL Access visitors webpage has more information on the information they need from you, in order to grant access to their libraries.
Undergraduate students and postgraduate students can also visit any of the nine University of Bristol libraries without applying for membership, however please be aware that access is restricted at certain points in the year and visitors cannot borrow, or reserve items. For more information, see their Visitor Access webpages.