Construction & Management
Whether you're a new student starting your first assignment, further on in your studies, or starting a research project, this page will help you find and use the best information for your subject. You will also find resources to help develop your academic, study and digital skills.
If you can’t find what you need here, please contact your Academic Support Team: library-SEE@salford.ac.uk
Key resources for Construction & Management students
Books and reading lists
The first place you should look for resources is your reading list you will find a link to this in your Blackboard modules. It lists all the core texts for your subject as recommended by your lecturers.
Other textbooks can be found in Library Search
Can't find a textbook you want? Ask your Library Champion to request it for the Library.
Journals, magazines and newspapers
Journals and magazines
- Building and Environment
- Building Engineer
- Building Magazine
- Building Law Reports
- Built Environment
- Built Environment Project and Asset Management
- Construction News
- International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
- Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
- Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
Can’t find a journal article you want? Request a new library item.
You can find other journals and articles in Library Search.
The Library has access to a large collection of newspapers. See the full range and find out how to access them in Newspapers web page.
Databases and specialist sources
- BCIS Online
- BCIS Online Rates Database
- Box of Broadcasts
- British Standards Online
- Building Law Reports
- Business Source Premier
- Construction Information Service
- Construction Law
- Digimap: Environment
- Digimap: Historic
- Digimap: Ordnance Survey
- Emerald Insight
- Gale OneFile News
- Great Buildings Collection
- NBS Create
- NEC4 Contracts
- Newsstreams Newspapers
- Practical Law: Construction
- ProQuest Central
- UK National Statistics
Useful websites and industry-related sources
LinkedIn Learning offers over 9,000 professionally produced online courses covering a wide range of technical, creative and professional skills.
Use our institutional link to log in – you will need your University email address and password. The first time that you log in, you will be taken through a setup process to discover courses tailored to your interests.
Some Construction & Management-type content that you may find useful includes:
- AutoCAD 2020: Essential training
- AutoCAD for MAC 2020: Essential training
- Learning AutoCAD
- Learning Revit 2020
Some specialist software can be downloaded for free by registered students from the Student Software Portal.
APA 7th (Harvard) style is the main referencing style in use at the University. We've compiled an easy to follow list of guidebooks and examples to help you get to grips with complexities of referencing.
Newspapers are a valuable source of information. They provide insight into what interests and concerns people both now and in the past.
The Library provides some excellent newspaper sources that allow you to search simply and easily across many newspapers at once.
Dissertations and Theses
During the course of your studies, you may find that you need to search for dissertations or theses.
You can use Library Search to help you find them and there are a number of different ways to search, depending on what you want to find.
Book a one to one
If you’ve tried our eLearning and classroom sessions and need more help, you can request a one to one appointment for information finding, academic and writing or digital skills. Select your chosen time slot and book on through Advantage.
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We offer a wide range of face-to-face skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments or improve your study skills this is a great place to start.
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