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News - which can be restricted to a 'channel' (e.g. Aerospace, Automotive, etc.).
Search industry news, job announcements, ejournals, eprints and technical reports. Also enables searching articles, theses, etc. (Databases are probably more effective at this).
Inclusive Digital Economy Network : videos hosted on YouTube - presenting challenges older users often face when interacting with new technologies
This industrial directory includes information on manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors, providing brief descriptions of each company. It allows for searching by product or service and by company.
British Standards Online (BSOL)
Search and access the full text of all current British Standards and many international standards (e.g. ISOs/IECs). See Terms & Conditions
for printing and copying. VPN is required for off-campus access.
At the start of 2021, BSI began working with BSOL clients to activate a new security feature that supports access to documents within the platform.
From 1/9/2021 onwards, you will need to have the FileOpen plug-in installed to access BSI documents.
The plug-in can be downloaded from Serviceline here. For more information click here
Digimap is an online map and data delivery service. Operated by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh, Digimap offers a number of data collections, including Ordnance Survey, historical, geological, LiDAR and marine maps and spatial data. Registration is required.
ESDU is an engineering knowledge base which provides essential design and analysis methods and guides, data and software tools to help solve complex engineering problems. These design guides can be used in a wide range of engineering disciplines, including ISVR, aerospace, mechanical, civil, transportation and chemical engineering.
Search and access full text of patents from over 90 countries. To restrict to UK patents add 'GB' to the 'Publication number' field.
Dataset allowing searching for specific materials matching required properties or finding properties for a specific polymer, alloy, etc.
Search for materials by properties etc,
Civil Engineering and the Environment Organisations and Other Libraries
Register to the CIRIA resources site with your university email address to access a wide range of information and guides to best building practice.
Defra (Dept for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is the government department responsible for environmental protection, food production and standards, agriculture, fisheries and rural communities in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Government agency concerned with the protection, improvement and sustainable development of the environment. Provides access to environmental data via DataShare. Registration required for some data.
Institution of Civil Engineers
Professional organisation purposed to foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering
Institution of Environmental Sciences
Organisation engaged with leading debate, dissemination and promotion of environmental science and sustainability.
Institution of Structural Engineers
The world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in structural engineering.
Royal Institute of British Architects
Institution providing standards, training, support and recognition for the Architecture profession in the UK and overseas.
UK Irrigation Association
The only independent organisation representing irrigation in the UK. Interests include the future of UK's water resources; the use of water in agriculture, in amenity and in sports and leisure; and good irrigation design and management practices.
Transportation Organisations and Libraries
Transport Planning Society
A society to facilitate, develop and promote best practice in transport planning and provide a focus for dialogue between all those engaged in it.
Transport Research Laboratory
The UK's Transport Research Laboratory. TRL is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, product testing covering all aspects of transport.
Civil Engineering, Transport and the Environment Gateways
A built environment portal from RIBA.
Gateway to web information on development, the environment and agriculture. Includes a searchable database which includes many reports, some with links to full text documents.
A portal to many civil and environmental engineering web sites.
Virtual Training Suite - Civil Engineering
Discover key sites and Internet search tips with this interactive tutorial.
The Transport Web
An Information Service to the Transportation Industry, which includes directories of companies and software, information about transportation related mailing lists and Usenet newsgroups, transport publications (printed and online), and links to other transport sites.
Ultimate Civil Engineering Directory
Web gateway to many useful civil engineering resources.