Civil Engineering & Surveying

This page will help you get more out of your Library resources for your assignments, projects and dissertations in Civil Engineering and Surveying.

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Getting Started

Options for getting started with Library resources.


Options for finding book material.

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals - perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular names as a good way of finding articles. An example might be Building magazine for a print title which you can find via the catalogue, or for electronic titles such as Building Design or Construction News check the Publications Search Page for which there is a link here.

Two journal titles are a little more tricky than others.  They require individual login/registration.  For both Estates Gazette (or Radius Data Exchange) and Architects' Journal you need to go to our Passwords for Resources page, make sure you're logged into the Library website (blue login button on top right of screen), and then click on "Passwords for Resources page" before choosing the journal of interest.

This page lists key sources for Civil Engineering and Surveying:

Check out this video on how to find journal titles.

Check out this introductory video on finding journal articles.

If we don't have an item you're interested in, we may be able to obtain it via Interlibrary Loan.

• News

Newspaper and magazine articles may be helpful although note that they are not considered 'scholarly resources'.


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Your Subject Team

 Timothy Collinson

Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3224

 Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3339